SAR

Wairarapa SAREX

Four of us from Wellington went over to join in the Wairarapa SAREX. I took video…

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Operation Mann

This was a callout for a man lost in the hills surrounding Waikanae.  He went for a walk and didn’t return. I went to the callout and spent Monday doing the search.  No luck that day.  The search continued for two more days. Fortunately, he was found alive and was evacuated.  Good result… Of course,…

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Operation Paeroa

This was a search on our back door step in Mt Victoria for Ralph XXXXX. Ralph was feeling a bit down and out and went walkabout without notice to (at least) get away from things for a bit. There were fears for what he might do and after he didn’t return for the night, we…

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Police search assistance

Helped police look for evidence relating to homicide.

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Operation Coffey

Search for Phil Coffey in Karapoti area. It is a well tracked area (for biking etc.). I was in a 4WD team as team leader. Quite a weird way to search. Lots of sign. Nothing definitive. Tara’s golden touch meant her team located the missing party. A good outcome, and Phil’s gratitude made it very…

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SARINZ First Aid course

I spent the weekend on a SARINZ first aid course.

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SARINZ Search Methods

I spent the weekend out at Camp Kaitoke.

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SAR Nav Field Session

This was a map/compass/GPS training session that I helped to put together. I have no idea how well it went.

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Operation Makara Cemetery

No missing party located. No identity known. Apparently no missing party at all. Just some plonker that got off a bus and presumably walked back into town without letting his bus driver know. Caused all sorts of panic, but he wasn’t there. Very thick bush in places, so it was a bit of effort despite…

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