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Bush Search and Rescue will be addressed at the Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference at the Gold Coast http://sar.anzdmc.com.au


Search and Rescue in remote areas under difficult circumstances will be addressed at the conference.

The 2014 snow season has been active year for searchers in the Victoria snowfields.

Police Search and Recue and local members of BSAR in skis, snowshoes faced steep snow to climb Eskdale Spur to Michell Hut when searching for missing snowboarders which ended tragically, as covered by the Border Mail Snowborders Search and Rescue Mt Bogong.

There were about 30 personnel yesterday evening who stretchered (Mr Buckland) off the mountain in extremely difficult conditions,” Sgt Duncan said.

“It was an outstanding effort by all agencies and organisations involved under extreme and hazardous conditions.”

GoPro cameras belonging to the snowboarders will be examined by police.

“There will be a coroner’s brief complied in relation to that, a report to the coroner,” Sgt Duncan said.

“In the course of that there will be a thorough investigation to determine what happened.

“That will be run from Mt Beauty.”

“You can’t bring an aircraft into the cloud,” he said.

“You’ve got to realise the cloud is just above the houses at Mount Beauty.

“Up the top we’re talking about 1700 metres in altitude where the crews are deploying to.

“It’s just not possible to get the aircraft support to (remove the body).”

Insp Ryan said it was believed the last time someone had died after being caught in an avalanche at Mount Bogong. Read More

The 2015 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference is a one-day conference held on the 6th May 2015 at Jupiters Gold Coast.

The 2015 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference is hosted in-conjunction with the Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference at the Gold Coast. 

call for abstractsPresentations are welcome on the Search and Rescue in Bush, Remote and Wilderness locations. For more information please visit the website


Police Search and Rescue and BSAR searchers preparing at Michell Hut. Find out more about Bush Search and Rescue, Victoria at http://www.bsar.org/

Bush Search and Rescue is registered as an Emergency Service in the Emergency Management Manual Victoria.

The following diagram illustrates relationships between Bush Search and Rescue Victoria and other groups and organisations.

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