Search And Rescue

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  1. Dundee

    Dundee Well-Known Member

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    8/7/13 Another good rescue from the previous report..


    Title: Trampers located by search team

    A LANDSAR team has now located a group of trampers after they activated their
    emergency locator beacon yesterday in the Ngamoko Range.

    The group was located by a search team just before 12 noon today by the
    Puriri Stream.

    The trampers and search team will be winched out from the range as the
    terrain is too difficult for vehicles to enter.

    "The weather conditions are not great at the moment but we aim to winch them
    out as soon as it is safe to do so," Search Coordinator Sergeant Bill
    Nicholson.

    "Initial observations suggest the trampers are all ok but they will seen by
    medical professionals once they are winched out."
     
  2. Dundee

    Dundee Well-Known Member

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    On that same shitty sunday on the 7th July another rescue.

    At 4:25pm on Sunday the 7th July 2013 Police received a call for assistance
    from a 71 year old female from Katikati. The female had set off on a 1hr
    loop bush walk from the Aongatete Lodge in Katakati at 2pm before mistakenly
    leaving the track and getting lost in dense bush. She was equipped for a day
    tramp with adequate clothing and had registered her self as being on the
    track at the lodge before departing.

    She was able to maintain intermittent cell phone coverage with Police. Police
    Search and Rescue staff and local Land SAR staff were sent to the Aongatete
    Lodge. The Trust Power Tect Rescue helicopter with a Police SAR member and
    Paremedic as crew were sent to the area.

    At approximately 6:15pm the helicopter team spotted the victims cell phone
    light in the bush. She was found to be 1.5km's from the lodge, and was well
    off the track. Her location was relayed to the Land SAR ground teams at the
    lodge and two teams were deployed into the bush to extract her. She was
    located by the ground teams at 8:15pm and was found to be in good health.
    After being given a warm drink and some warm dry clothing she was able to
    walk out of the bush with the Land SAR staff.

    This incident highlights the importance of being adequately equipped before
    setting out in NZ's native bush and how easy it can be to get lost. The lost
    party in this instance did everything right. She alerted people as to her
    intentions by registering herself at the lodge. She was adequately equipped
    and monitored her cell phone usage ensuring battery longevity. She followed
    instructions and stayed in one place before using the cell phone screen light
    to alert the helicopter to her position.

    Police and Land SAR volunteers are very happy that this incident had a happy
    outcome.
     
  3. Dundee

    Dundee Well-Known Member

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    Another fulla from Dvagas lost out there tonight the search has been called off cause of the shit weather,give me a ring Neckshot?
     
  4. Pengy

    Pengy Well-Known Member

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    Do you know why the trampers in Ngamoko range activated the beacon?
     
  5. Dundee

    Dundee Well-Known Member

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    Sorry Pengy I have deleted the last 3 days reports that I haven't posted. Were told they were from the New Plymouth trampimg club.
     
  6. veitnamcam

    veitnamcam Almost literate.

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    Its a epidemic!

    Sent from my GT-S5360T using Tapatalk 2
     
  7. Neckshot

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    yes............stupidity.
     
  8. Dundee

    Dundee Well-Known Member

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    Still no word on the local guy.........bit of a worry
     
  9. Pengy

    Pengy Well-Known Member

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    You know something about that one Neckshot? I would be interested to hear the story if there is one to tell.
    Going by the short put up by Dundee, it doesnt sound like it was life threatening. Hope fully not another case of "I pay taxes so Iam entitled to a helicopter ride if I get tired/late "
     
  10. Dundee

    Dundee Well-Known Member

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    Not good news.

    Title: Body recovered in Dannevirke

    Dannevirke Police can confirm that a body has been recovered near the
    property of missing man William Kerry Power.

    A Police SAR team discovered the body, which is believed to be that of a male
    around 10am today.

    Mr Power's family have been advised and formal identification processes along
    with a post mortem will take place shortly.

    ENDS

    NOTE: Mr Power's family have requested privacy and ask that news media do not
    contact them.
     
  11. Dundee

    Dundee Well-Known Member

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    "Makarora River - Wanaka"
    Wanaka Police Search and Rescue in conjunction with Wanaka Land Search and
    Rescue and Wanaka Coast Guard are currently involved in a search for a
    missing 63 year old male who went fly fishing at the mouth of the Makarora
    River yesterday.

    The missing person is Ken Copeland from Wanaka who wnet fly-fishing alone and
    didn't return home when he had arranged yesterday afternoon. Family
    members raised the alarm and a search was activated last night. A
    'tracking' team was deployed along with a helecopter with night vision
    equipment.

    A fly fishing back-pack and Labrador dog belonging to Mr Copeland were found
    on a gravel island at the mouth of the Makarora River early this morning,
    along with a set of footprints leading into the water where the main river
    flow goes into the lake.

    The search continued today with an extensive aerial and shore line search
    being conducted this morning, with no further signs discovered of Mr
    Copeland.

    A boat with sonar equipment has also been deployed, focusing its search at at
    the mouth of the Makarora River where it meets Lake Wanaka.

    Senior Constable Mike Johnston said that it looks like Mr Copeland has wadded
    into the water and onto a terrace off the gravel island that boarders the
    main river flow and the head of the lake.

    All indications are that he has slipped off the edge of the terrace and into
    the flow of the river and into the head of the lake.
     
  12. Rushy

    Rushy OPCz

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    That does not sound good Dundee.
     
  13. Neckshot

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    poor bugger is gone burgers mate.I hope he was locked onto a big trout RIP.
     
  14. Dundee

    Dundee Well-Known Member

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    Great result SAR:thumbsup:

    "Opunake search and rescue operation — missing woman found"


    A 24-year-old woman who was reported missing near Opunake yesterday (Monday,
    2 September) afternoon has now been found.



    Search Coordinator, Senior Constable Jeff McGrath says: "Teams searched
    through the night for the woman and she was located in a coastal cave by a
    family member at approximately 8am this morning."



    The woman was taken to a family member's house where she is receiving medical
    treatment by St Johns Ambulance staff. It appears the woman has mild
    hypothermia.



    "Taranaki Police want to thank everyone involved in the search including the
    woman's family and friends, Land SAR volunteers, Police search and rescue
    staff, Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter staff, and Taranaki Community
    Rescue Helicopter staff," says Senior Constable McGrath.
     
  15. Dundee

    Dundee Well-Known Member

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    "Marine search and rescue exercise — Castlepoint, Saturday 7 September,
    2013"


    A marine search and rescue (SAR) exercise is scheduled to take place this
    Saturday 7 September, between Castlepoint and Akitio (weather permitting).

    The exercise will commence at 10am and conclude around 3pm. The scenario will
    be based on a sinking runabout vessel with 4 people on board.

    Those taking part will include Police search and rescue personnel from
    Central and Wellington Districts, the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCCNZ),
    commercial fishermen from Castlepoint and Akitio, representatives from South
    Wairarapa boating clubs, and two locally based helicopters. A Coastguard
    fixed wing aircraft from the Hawke's Bay will also be deployed.

    Approximately 40 people will be involved in the exercise.

    Boaties operating in the Castlepoint/Akitio area can expect to hear some
    radio activity on marine channels 18, 2, and 3.

    The exercise will provide an opportunity for the various SAR assets to work
    together and test out practised search and rescue procedures and techniques.
     
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    Dundee Well-Known Member

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    "Police launch search for missing backpacker "
    Police have launched a search for a 28-year-old male backpacker who was last
    seen on Sunday 22 September, 2013 at National Park, Ruapehu.

    The man is a Chinese National and was travelling on his own around the North
    Island. He was staying at accommodation in National Park when he went for a
    walk on some local tracks on the Sunday.

    Police were notified of his disappearance by the owners of the accommodation
    at around 12 noon today and have been searching for the man since.

    “Police understand that the man went for a walk unprepared for the
    conditions. We are very concerned for his wellbeing, especially with the
    inclement weather setting in,” said Constable Aaron Owen, Search
    Coordinator.

    Six search teams made up of Ruapehu LandSAR staff and Police staff from
    Turangi, Taupo, and Taumarunui have been searching for the man today and will
    continue into the night. A search and rescue dog is also helping with the
    search.

    ENDS
     
  18. Rushy

    Rushy OPCz

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    That sounds as though it could end with tears Dundee.
     
  19. Dundee

    Dundee Well-Known Member

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    All good Rushy

    Great work by SAR and police

    "Missing backpacker found alive"
    Police searching for the backpacker missing in the National Park area have
    now found him.

    A search team found the man just after 1pm today on the outskirts of National
    Park.


    Next notification was this. He's a lucky barstard thats for sure.


    "Update 2 — Missing backpacker located"
    The 28-year-old backpacker found early this afternoon by a search team has
    now be taken to Taumarunui Hospital for assessment.

    A search team found the man just after 1pm today on the outskirts of National
    Park. He was flown out of the bush by an Air Force Iroquois helicopter and
    taken back to the search headquarters.

    He had been out in the elements for three nights and is suffering from
    exhaustion and the cold temperatures.

    “The search team that found the man were relieved to find him alive and I
    want to thank everyone involved in the search for their tremendous efforts.
    There were some moments where the weather looked like it was going to pack up
    but thankfully it held and we were able to locate the man,” said Sergeant
    Colin Wright, Search Coordinator.

    The services of Victim Support are being offered to the man.

    “This incident highlights the importance of being prepared before you go
    into the bush. Never ever enter the bush without suitable and durable
    clothing and equipment.

    “Always let someone know of your plans, even if it is the proprietors of
    where you are staying — especially the timings and tracks you are taking.

    “Do you research and find out about the area you are going to explore and
    especially the weather forecast, and if you are not an experienced tramper
    don’t go for a challenging track, take one that is more on your experience
    level.

    “Also a personal locater beacon can be a lifesaver and it means that we can
    find you a lot sooner. No one wants to get a call from Police saying that
    their loved one is missing out in the bush. It’s all about being prepared
    and making informed decisions,” said Mr Wright.

    ENDS
     
  20. Rushy

    Rushy OPCz

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    Great outcome Dundee. Those SAR people are all heroes in my mind
     

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