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13/08/2012 – SES Volunteers Search for missing rider UPDATE!!!!!!!

Injured trail bike rider found after search.

A trail bike rider missing in scrub at Flint, 80 kilometres south-east of Perth, has been found.  The 18-year-old was out riding with a friend in forest yesterday afternoon when he crashed in a pool of water. Police say his bike would not start so his mate went to get their car and trailer, but when he returned, he could not find him.  A search began when the alarm was raised.  SES volunteers, including members of the police mounted and canine sections, had been searching since first light this morning.

Inspector Ian Clarke says the 18-year-old was wandering through the bush late this morning when he saw some SES volunteers. He is undergoing a medical check but is said to be in good spirits.

First Report

A search is underway for a young trail bike rider who is missing in bushland about 80km south-east of Perth.  The 18-year-old went missing late yesterday shortly after he crashed his bike near the Brookton Highway in Flint.  A friend who he was riding with went to get help but when he returned to the crash site the 18-year-old had disappeared.  Police are concerned for the teenager’s welfare because its believed he suffered a head injury in the crash.  Police and SES volunteers are scouring nearby bushland this morning for him.

SES Volunteers are routinely called to assist police search for missing persons.  Some of the tasks SES Volunteers undertake during land search opertaions are:

  • Conducting search operations
  • Provision of field headquarters
  • Provision of search team leaders and team members
  • Advice on incident management
  • Provision of communications
  • Conduct rescue
  • Provision of access to untrained personnel is required
  • Transfer casualties to ambulance / medical aid
  • Provision of emergency power / light
  • Provision of field catering

At this time the SESVA is unware of which SES Units are involved in the opertion and the number of SES Volunteers committed to the searh


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