The State Emergency Service thanked “26 amazing VICSES volunteers who turned out in 11 four-wheel drive vehicles to support police in a search operation for a missing person yesterday [August 7] at Kinglake.”
The search for the missing man commenced just before 8pm on Sunday evening, with SES Kinglake Unit volunteers turning out for four hours.
“We were assisting VICPOL [police] to search the many 4WD tracks in and around the Kinglake area for a missing person and their vehicle,” Kinglake SES said in a Facebook post.
The search later expanded to include VICSES Seymour, SES Marysville Unit, SES Whitehorse Unit, SES Maroondah Unit, SES Knox Unit, Lilydale State Emergency Service, SES Nillumbik Unit, and SES Whittlesea Unit, with other SES crews on standby.
From Monday at 7.30am, SES volunteers – along with 14 members from Victoria Police and mounted officers – combed the difficult terrain for 12 hours until the missing person had been located.