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Annual Reports

BSAR Annual Reports

Search for missing person near Monbulk

Call-out

Sunday 22/05/16.  BSAR were called out for a search for a missing person near Monbulk, Melbourne.  

Monday 23/05/16.  Twenty BSAR members were deployed and searched in bush areas near Monbulk

The search concluded late on Monday afternoon when the body of the missing person was located.

Search at Merrijig

Call-out

Merrijig/Sawmill Settlement

 

Late on ANZAC Day, BSAR was called to join a seach that was already underway for a man who had gone missing out of Sawmill Settlement, between Merrijig and Mt Buller.

SAFETY ALERT: There is no water on the Viking and Razor

Caution

March 2016.  Bushwalkers undertaking remote day or multi day hiking trips in the Mount Howitt, Cross Cut, Mt Speculation, Razor and Viking areas of the Alpine National Park are required to ensure they have adequate water before leaving trail heads. 

SafeTRX phone app

SafeTRX is a mobile phone app (iOS and Android) that has been developed for maritime use.
In Australia, the Volunteer Coast Guard provides a monitoring service for the app.
SafeTRX
 

Bushwalking requirements and mobile phone usage

  • Mobile phones are usually not kept turned on for extended periods during bushwalks.
  • Many remote bushwalking locations do not have mobile network coverage
  • Simple user operation is an advantage
  • The ability to send out an emergency alert is a desirable feature.

Missing person found near Lerderderg State Park

Thursday 18/02/16. Twenty four Bush Search and Rescue volunteers participated in the search for a missing person in Lerderderg State Park, who was found at 11 a.m. 

 

BSAR Lerderderg search

BSAR Searchers in Bacchus Marsh

Behind the Log BSAR newsletter November 2015 edition

The November 2015 edition of Behind the Log, Bush Search and Rescue's newsletter, can be downloaded [here] (PDF).

Articles include:
  • Rescue on Mt Bogong, 12 August 2015
  • Mt Erica search, 26 August 2015
  • Change to call-out responses
  • Call-out for missing bushwalker on Mt Burrowa, 6 October 2015
  • Steep Snow and Ice Training– a participant’s report
  • BSAR members involved in the Kangaroo Hoppet

Behind The Log Nov 2015

 

Mt Burrowa search locates missing bushwalker

Fifteen BSAR searchers travelled to Corryong on Tuesday 6 October to participate in the search for a missing bushwalker in the vicinity of Mt Burrowa in the Burrowa-Pine National Park.  

The missing person was spotted by helicopter just as we arrived in Corryong.  

Over 100 people were involved in the search including Police, Parks Victoria, DEWLP and State Emergency Service and BSAR crews.

2015 BSAR Mt Burrowa search

Missing woman located on Mt Erica on 26 Aug 2015

 

5 BSAR attended as search for a missing woman on Mt Erica who was located on 26 August. 25 more were ready to assist but were not deployed as the woman was found.

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Mount Bogong rescue of injured skier 12 Aug 2015

BSAR members participated in the rescue of an injured skier on Mt Bogong on 12 August 2015 in overcast weather and snow showers following a local call-out by Mt Beauty Police.  The rescue involved a stretcher haul from Tadgell Point then down Eskdale Spur to Michel Hut under the supervision of Police SAR.

2015-08-12 Bogong Rescue

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