SES Volunteers Association of WA

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08/04/2013 – SES Volunteers search for missing Person in Southwest Update

Police have advised that the missing person has been found safe and well after being spotted by a member of the public.

Police and State Emergency Service volunteers are searching for a 35 year old man who has not been seen since leaving a campsite in WA’s south-west on Saturday.  Police say Luke Kocsis went camping with friends at Scott National park, north-east of Augusta, on the weekend.  After a disagreement, he decided to walk to Margaret River by himself.

It is a distance of more than 40 kilometres through thick forest.  Mr Kocsis, who is diabetic, left the campsite on Saturday night and has not been heard from since. 
His friends reported him missing on Sunday afternoon.  There are concerns for his wellbeing because he is insulin dependent but left his medication for type one diabetes at the camp.

Police would like to speak with anyone who was in the park over the weekend and who may have seen a man wearing dark clothing and thongs in the area. SES Volunteers and police are conducting a ground search while a helicopter has been chartered to conduct an aerial search.

A total of six SES volunteers from Margaret River and Busselton SES units are assisting WA Police with the land search.   Two SES volunteers, one from Margaret River and the other from Busselton, have been deployed as aerial observers.  Teams will search surrounding bushland and are expected to remain in the area until around midday today.

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