Search for missing person near Mt Disappointment

Call-out

8:00 pm Mon 8 June. Call-out for BSAR members for a search near Mt Disappointment.

Tue 9 June

24 BSAR members searched all day and camped out overnight at search base near Mt Disappointment.

The bush was think with regrowth from bushfires.

There were over 450 searchers from several different emergency services and numerous community volunteer searchers.

Wed 10 June

8:30 am.  26 additional BSAR members joined the search on day 2, searching areas to the south of Mount Disappointment in heavy bush.

11:25 am. A BSAR search team found the missing persons shoes. Additional search teams were redeployed to this location.

Missing persons shoes Mt Disappointment
Missing persons shoes Mt Disappointment

12:00. The missing person was located alive and well in the bush by a community volunteer searcher.  A Police SAR team assisted with transporting him back to search base.

6:00 pm.  All BSAR teams returned home.

BSAR contributed a total of 70 searcher days to this large scale search.

Search for missing person near Warbuton

Call-out7:00 pm Thu 14 May. BSAR members were called-out to search for a missing person nears Warbuton.

7:00 am Fri  15 May. 26 BSAR members travelled to Warburton and commenced searching.

12:00 noon Fri  15 May.  Missing person found alive, all searchers were called in and returned to base.

2019 05 Warbuton search

Search for missing person near Princetown

Call-out11:00am Sun 24 Nov.  BSAR called out for search for missing person near Princetown.

4:00am Mon 25 Nov.  Ten BSAR members departed Melbourne to join the search at Princetown.

6:00pm Mon 25 Nov. Terrain searched by BSAR teams included thick coastal scrub, marshes and vegetation along creeks.  Our thanks to the Kangaroobie camp who kindly provided BSAR searchers with accommodation for the night.

Tue 26 Nov.  BSAR teams searched more thick coastal scrub above coastal cliffs. Returned to Melbourne in the afternoon after the missing person was located deceased.

2019 Princetown search BSAR tasking

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Search for missing person in Victorian Alps

2019-11 BSAR Mansfield search

Call-out8:00pm Fri 1 Nov.  BSAR called out for search for missing person Victorian Alps.  10 members attended.

9:00am Sat 2 Nov. Four BSAR teams were sent on search tasks in the Howqua, Howitt, Stirling areas camping out overnight.

9:00am Sun 3 Nov.  5 BSAR members joined the search.  14 members were in the field.

9:00am Mon 4 Nov.  9 BSAR members were in the field, 3 groups on 3 day search tasks camping out for 2 nights

4:30pm Tue 5/11.  10 BSAR members were in the field. One team was transported by the Police Airwing helicopter back to search base at Merrijig after completing a multi day search task in the Wonnangatta region.

6:00pm Wed 6/11. 4 BSAR members searched off track during the day then returned to Melbourne.

Wed 6/11. There will be 4 BSAR members continuing with search tasks on Wednesday

BSAR contributed a total of 46 searcher days.

If anyone has sighted Niels Becker please contact Mansfield Police (03) 5775 2555

2019-11 BSAR Mansfield search

2019-11 BSAR Mansfield search

2019-11 BSAR Mansfield search

2019-11 BSAR Mansfield search

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Search for missing person close to Mount Buller

Thu 1 Aug 2019.  Twelve BSAR members joined the search for a missing person along the road up to Mount Buller.

Fri 2 Aug 2019. Searching continues.  Another call-out for BSAR was issued, departing early Saturday morning.

Sat 3 – Mon 5 Aug 2019.  Searching continued but the missing person was not located.  Remaining BSAR teams returned  on Monday afternoon.

The terrain being searched was  very difficult to traverse, with steep slopes and thick vegetation, including patches of blackberrries.

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Search for missing person near Dargo

Sat 20 Jul 2019.  Five BSAR members participated in a search for a missing person near Dargo.

Sun 21 Jul 2019.  Fifteen more BSAR members joined the search.

Mon 22 Jul 2019. Eight more BSAR members joined the search.

Tue 23 Jul 2019.  BSAR members returned after their search tasks were completed.  The missing person was not located.

Thu 35 Jul 2019.  BSAR teams returned to the search after a sighting of the missing person’s dog was reported. The missing person was found deceased.

 

Cold case search at Mount Dom Dom

Call-outOn 11 May 2019, 41 BSAR members attended a “cold case  search for a person who went missing on a bushwalk from Dom Dom saddle in 2008.

BSAR was tasked with line searching in areas that had not been previously searched.

These areas were incredibly dense and scrubby with regrowth from the Black Saturday bushfires.   Nothing was found.

 

 

Search for missing walkers on Mount Buffalo

Mount Buffalo search

Sun 10 March:  Twelve BSAR volunteers were called out to a search for two missing walkers on Mount Buffalo.  Search tasks included walking tracks and prominent features.

Mon 11 March: An additional 22 BSAR volunteers joined the search.  The missing people were not located at the conclusion of the day.

Tue 12 March:  19 BSAR volunteers responded to a 3rd call-out and joined the search.  The missing people were located alive and well at around 11:30 am.  All BSAR members returned to Melbourne.

Our search tasks included easy walking tracks, large rock formations, alpine meadows, some peaks, scrubby gullies and rivers.

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