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  1. #31
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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.
    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
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    CFD

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    That does not sound good Dundee.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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

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    Great result SAR

    "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.
    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    CFD

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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.
    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    CFD

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    Auckland SAR looking for new recruits
    Adventure Magazine |
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    Being over gunned is under rated.

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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
    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    CFD

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    That sounds as though it could end with tears Dundee.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    That sounds as though it could end with tears Dundee.
    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
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    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    CFD

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    Great outcome Dundee. Those SAR people are all heroes in my mind
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    A lucky man indeed. Our local SAR group recently bought a few acr plb units to hire out at a very reasonable cost to trampers etc. We are putting posters up in local backpackers and I-site to get people aware of them. Hopefully people will spend a few $$ and help make SAR`s job easier in the event.
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    Forgotmaboltagain

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    I think this next one should be titled Search and Destroy but that's just my opinion.


    Police search for man in Wainuiomata"
    At around 8.40am this morning a 32-year-old male has failed to stop for
    Police.

    After a short pursuit he has abandoned the stolen vehicle he was driving and
    fled on Coast Road in Wainuiomata.

    12 units responded, including a dog handler, and are now searching the remote
    area.

    "Police are aware that the male has access to firearms so are taking every
    precaution" says Senior Sergeant Steve Braybrook.

    "We are up in the bush at the moment searching for the male. Anyone who sees
    a tall, caucasian male, of thin build, wearing a light coloured shirt and
    dark trousers in the area should not approach him and immediately contact
    Police".
    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    CFD

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    "Farmer saved by personal locator beacon"


    Palmerston North Police Search and Rescue were alerted by the Rescue
    Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) yesterday evening (14 January, 2014) of beacon
    activation in the Pohangina Valley.

    A 75-year-old farmer had been out the back of his farm rounding up stray
    sheep in steep gorgy terrain when he suffered a medical issue.

    He activated his beacon which was then reported to the RCCNZ who sent the
    Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter into the area to try to locate him.

    They then alerted SAR to provide teams as a back-up if the helicopter was not
    successful.

    While the helicopter was able to locate the general area of the activation
    they could not pin-point exactly where the signal was coming from due to the
    steep terrain and dense bush.

    A SAR volunteer went onto the area with a hand-held direction finder and
    located him 100m down in a creek at the bottom of the gorge.

    He was treated and winched into the helicopter for transport to hospital.

    Had he not been found when he was, his situation could have become very dire.

    This is yet another example of how useful personal locator beacons can be
    when working in the outdoors. If he had not had the beacon and activated it
    in his life threatening situation it might have been hours before he was
    reported missing and the task of searching for him in the dark and difficult
    terrain would have been extremely problematic.

    Police want to stress how valuable a personal locator beacon can be for all
    types of outdoor activities, be it at work on a farm, recreational
    activities in the bush or hills, and at sea.

    Andy Brooke – O/C Palmerston North Police SAR
    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    CFD

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    He may receive a hefty bill for the fancy ride but he is still here to talk about it. Great result

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    Good outcome
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

 

 

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