Searches

This interactive map provides links to recent searches Bush Search and Rescue Victoria has participated in.


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List of Searches

All lost people on this list were found unless otherwise indicated.

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

  • 2013 Razorback near Mt Feathertop – rescue by ski team of two people on snowshoes caught in bad weather

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2005

2004

2003

2002

  • 2002 Lake Mountain – missing man, found dead
  • 2002 Mt Useful – missing woman, not found
  • 2002 Noojee – missing man, found dead

2001

  • 2001 Tanjil Bren – intellectually disabled adult, not found
  • 2001 Tawonga Gap – para-glider pilot, found dead outside search area
  • 2001 Mt Buller – snowboarder

2000

  • 2000 Mt Fainter South – adult walker
  • 2000 Mt Hotham – adult skier
  • 2000 Mt Hotham – adult skier
  • 2000 Powers Lookout, Whitfield – missing woman, not found
  • 2000 Mt Feathertop – male tourist
  • 2000 Mt Samaria – intellectually disabled boy, evacuated by stretcher

1999

  • 1999 Mt Kosciuszko – four snowboarders, found dead after snow melt, first interstate search

1998

  • 1998 Wilson’s Promontory – intellectually disabled boy, found, 58 BSAR  searchers on first call-out
  • 1998 Mt Hotham – adult skier

1997

  • 1997 Falls Creek – adult skier, found safe

1996

  • 1996 Mt Cobbler – walker found safe at foot of waterfall
  • 1996 Mt Hotham – adult snowboarder, found dead after snow melt

1994

  • 1994 Woods Point – deer shooter, found safe

1993

  • 1993 Wongungarra River – solo walker, found safe after seven nights

1992

  • 1992 Mt Stanley – intellectually disabled man – evacuated by stretcher
  • 1992 Lake Mountain – three tobogganists, two evacuated by stretcher

1990

  • 1990 Mt Buller – four teenage boys missing overnight
  • 1990 Mt Hotham – three adult skiers missing overnight
  • 1990 Razorback Ridge – nine Venturer Scouts overdue in blizzard
  • 1990 Mt Buller – missing teenage boy, found in Howqua Valley
  • 1990 Mt Buller – adult skier missing overnight

1989

  • 1989 Rocky Valley Creek – overdue fishermen
  • 1989 Pretty Valley Creek – lost fisherman
  • 1989 Dargo Plains – deer shooter
  • 1989 Mt Baw Baw – lost male cross country skier

1988

  • 1988 Falls Creek – solo male daywalker
  • 1988 Dargo Plains – male four wheel driver, not found

1987

  • 1987 Wilson’s Promontory – intellectually disabled boy lost, not found
  • 1987 Falls Creek – man lost from Village at night, died
  • 1987 Strathbogie Range – intellectually disabled boy lost

1986

  • 1986 The Razorback (Mt Hotham) – skier slid on ice, died

1985

  • 1985 Mt St Gwinear – two lost skiers, quickly found
  • 1985 Mt Stirling – two lost skiers, found dead
  • 1985 Mt Feathertop – cornice collapse, man killed

1984

  • 1984 Mt Feathertop – pair missing in snow

1983

  • 1983 Mt Buffalo – lost schoolboy
  • 1983 Lake Mountain – lost boy found at conclusion of winter practice
  • 1983 Mt Feathertop – fallen climber, died
  • 1983 Mt Cope – two teenage girls missing, quickly found

1982

  • 1982 Cathedral Range – evacuation of injured girl
  • 1982 Wongungarra River – “bicycle man” found
  • 1982 Dargo area – girl found, evacuated by helicopter
  • 1982 Mt Murray – lost Scout, quickly found

1981

  • 1981 Mt Bogong – recovered body, winter

1980

  • 1980 Seven Acre Rock – intellectually disabled girl
  • 1980 Blackwood – intellectually disabled girl

1979

  • 1979 Mt Buffalo – missing woman
  • 1979 Mt Donna Buang – three lost teenagers, quickly found

1978

  • 1978 Mt Hotham – two lost skiers, found dead
  • 1978 Lerderderg Gorge – lost man, later found drowned

1976

  • 1976 Humphray River – lost man
  • 1976 Mt Baw Baw – lost skier
  • 1976 Lerderderg Gorge – evacuation of injured walker

1974

  • 1974 Wellington Plains – school group, many scattered in snow, evacuated
  • 1974 Murchison Falls – lost male, not found
  • 1974 Steavenson Falls – lost boy, not found

1973

  • 1973 Mt Wills – lost man, not found
  • 1973 Baw Baw Plateau – man missing from 4 wheel drive

1972

  • 1972 Toorongo Falls – lost child, 12 days, 100 BSAR searchers, unsuccessful
  • 1972 Lake Mountain – lost schoolboys, touring skis used
  • 1972 Mt Buffalo – another missing walker

1971

  • 1971 Mt Buffalo – missing walker

1969

  • 1969 Mt Slide and Powelltown – missing aircraft, four dead

1968

  • 1968 Lake Mountain – man lost

1966

  • 1966 Mt Donna Buang – 15 missing teenagers, frostbite

1961

  • 1961 Mt Magdala – woman walker, found dead on cliffs later

1960

  • 1960 Olinda – man, not found

1959

  • 1959 Blackwood – lost woman

1956

  • 1956 Mt St Leonard – two Scouts, found safe

1955

  • 1955 Baw Baw Plateau – walker, 10 days, not found

1953

  • 1953 Mt Donna Buang – “Snowgirl” search, two sightseers

1952

  • 1952 Marysville (Paradise Plains) – six walkers

1950

  • 1950 Warrandyte – elderly woman, not found

1949

  • 1949 Wilson’s Promontory – solo walker, unsuccessful