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 got called out.

My team was Dave and Sue, who I haven’t been teamed with before. Nice people and experienced outdoors people, so looking forward to more searches with them in the future.

I’m very happy to say he was found alive and well. He isn’t in the best frame of mind but from all accounts he sounds like a good guy and as a result will hopefully be getting a bit of help from family, friends and others to cheer up.

For me it was one of those feel-good searches that makes you want to keep doing SAR.