Search for missing person near Sugarloaf Reservoir

Call-outMon 9  Oct.  BSAR were called out for search for a missing person near Sugarloaf Reservoir.

Tue  10 – Thu  12 Oct  BSAR searchers contributed over 35 person-days to the search.   The missing person has not been found.   BSAR involvement has now concluded.

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Search for missing person on Mount Bogong

Call-outFri 15 Sep 2017. 18:05  A search call-out was issued for a missing person on Mount Bogong.  A North-East BSAR team of three ascended Staircase spur during the night.

Sat 16 Sep 2017.

  • Sixteen BSAR searchers departed from Melbourne by bus at 2 a.m and met another two North East members at search base at Mount Beauty Police Station.
  • Six BSAR teams and Police SAR members ascended Mount Bogong, searched all day then camped out overnight in tents and huts.  Conditions on ridges and slopes were icy. There were concerns about avalanche hazard due to recent snowfall and wind.
Four BSAR teams and Police SAR at Michell Hut
Four BSAR teams and Police SAR at Michell Hut

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Search for missing person near Kancoona

BSAR search team en route to Dederang
 Call-outSun 10 Sep 2017. 2100  A search call-out was issued for North East Victoria.
Mon 11 Sep 2017. 2100  Nine members departed Melbourne at 3:30am and four members attended from the North East.
The missing person was located in the early afternoon safe and well, and walked out the BSAR and Police search teams.
BSAR thanks locals Brendan O’Leary and Catherine Upcher for their support during this search.
BSAR also thanks Police Transport Branch and the SES for providing transport and Dederang CFA for their use of their facility.

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Mt Hotham backcountry avalanche and warning, 8 Aug 2017

Mt Hotham avalanche Aug 2017

An avalanche occurred in Mt Hotham’s backcountry on 8 August. There were no injuries to mountain staff or guests.

This follows warnings from the Mt Hotham Ski Patrol team regarding the high risk of avalanches in the backcountry due to the large amount of snowfall, cold temperatures and strong winds that has occurred over the last few days.

Mt Hotham Ski Patrol perform avalanche control work daily and noted in their snow report today the danger of sizeable wind slab avalanches at higher elevations.

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