Missing woman at Mount William found, January 2005

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A female bushwalker with overnight gear was reported missing Sunday 16 January 2005 near Mt William in the Grampians. She had separated from her companion to do a “short walk” on the Major Mitchell Plateau and failed to meet up at the agreed rendezvous point.  

She was last seen at a bush camp on the headwaters of First Wannon Creek. This is on the Major Mitchell Plateau where the waking track crosses the creek. The walking track goes south from Mt William, crosses the Major Mitchell Plateau on he high ground then curves southwest to the Halls Gap Dunkeld road.

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Mount Buffalo search for Marino Folino, May 2004

2004 BSAR Mt Buffalo search

On 15th May 2004, call out was conducted to search for a missing walker at Mount Buffalo Gorge near the Chalet.

Mr Marino Folino had parked his car at The Gorge car park on Thursday 13th May and appeared to have gone walking. Police Search and Rescue, SES and some climbers conducted initial searching on the two days prior to BSAR being called.


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Lake Mountain Search, August 2002

Call-outDate: Sunday 4 August to Wednesday 7 August 2002

On Sunday 4 August two visitors at Lake Mountain went for a short walk east from the Toboggan Run 2, near Gerratys Car Park at Lake Mountain.  They were separated and when one did not return he was reported missing at 4.30pm.

Bushwalkers Search and Rescue was called at midnight.  Seventeen members responded to the first callout, and arrived at Lake Mountain at 10am Monday 5 August.

A second callout of BSAR that evening provided a further 20 searchers for Tuesday.

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Cambarville search, March 2003

Call-outDate: Monday 17 & Tuesday 18 March 2003.

Local Police and SES conducted a search for missing man near Woods Point Road, Cambarville on Sunday 16 March without success.  The Police Search and Rescue Squad joined the search that evening and called in Bush Search and RescueAR.  Thirty three BSAR members arrived  at Cambarville by 8.00am Monday 17 March.

The search was conducted in along main streams, side gullies and spurs of Armstrong Creek and the Arnold Creek watershed to the northeast of Cambarville.

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