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26
May

Missing Gold Coast hiker has been found alive

After 5 days missing in Gold Coast Hinterland, 58-year-old bushwalker missing since Saturday in the Lamington National Park on the Gold Coast has been found alive. It is believed the man walked out of the national park on Christmas Creek Road and approached a farmhouse. The occupant of the farmhouse then called emergency services. The

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23
May

The role of social media in SAR situations

Using social media in SAR and disaster management is fast becoming an integral part of operations. But how can social media in search and rescue help the recovery effort more quickly? Dr Melanie Irons, Psychology Lecturer, Charles Darwin University, keynote speaker at the 2016 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR); Land, Sea

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23
May

TFSS – what is the time frame for survival?

The duration of survival without food is greatly influenced by factors such as body weight, genetic variation, other health considerations and, most importantly, the presence or absence of dehydration. For total starvation in healthy individuals receiving adequate hydration, reliable data on survival are hard to obtain. At the age of 74 and already slight of

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21
Apr

SAR continuing to find last survivors in Equador Quake

Search and rescue efforts are continuing after a magnitude 6.2 quake shook Ecuador’s already devastated Pacific coast before dawn on Wednesday (local time). Military, police and search & rescue teams are descending on the country’s northern coast as the search for survivors goes on. Many remote villages have yet to be reached with help, food

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01
Sep

Search and Rescue Conference Gold Coast

Recent events have once again highlighted the critical need to establish and maintain search and rescue capabilities in order to perform complex operations on a national and international scale. More than ever, these capabilities need to be rapidly planned, deployed, interoperable and affordable.The 2015 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference is a one-day

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