Two walkers, Ryan Hurley and Harry Wild, were reported missing in the forest near Lorne on Tuesday 30 December 2008. Fifteen Bush Search and Rescue members joined Police Search and Rescue, the SES and Parks Victoria on the search on Wednesday 31/12/2008. Our four teams deployed on their search tasks late on Wednesday afternoon, camping out for the night. We targeted a search area near where Ryan and Harry where last seen off the Mount Sabine Road.
Police activated a callout early on Monday November 3 2008 for Bush Search and Rescue to assist with a search for two lost people missing overnight on Mount Buffalo. The missing people were located later in the morning so the callout was cancelled.
The latest Bush Search and Rescue Victoria newsletter Behind the Log - October 2008 - Issue No. 28: (Download PDF)
Articles and updates include:
Date: 6 and 7 September 2008
Fifty Bush Search and Rescue members and prospective members participated in the recent training weekend, an excellent response given the clash with a very good snow season and Father’s Day.
We are now Bush Search and Rescue Victoria following a vote to comfirm our name change from Bushwalkers Search and Rescue.
Our name is also shortened to "Bush Search and Rescue" for common usage and elsewhere on this site.
We are also developing a new logo to match our new name.
Bush Search and Rescue's annual Steep Snow and Ice Practice was held on Mount Buller's West Ridge on the 19 & 20 July 2008.
Bush Search and Rescue participated in the extensive bush search at Dom Dom Saddle in March 2008. During the last week of March BSAR joined Police, VicSES, Country Fire Authority, SAR Dogs Australia, Parks Victoria and Melbourne Water in the large-scale search for 57yo Warren Meyer who went missing from a four-hour bushwalk on the morning of Sunday 23 Mar 2008 in the Dom Dom saddle area, NE of Melbourne.