More than 100 SES volunteers converged in Morley last night to participate in a mammoth search effort for a missing 63 year old man, after he was reported missing earlier in the day.
At the height of the search effort, 21 SES teams were in the field, made up from units all over the metropolitan area. SES K9 & Bike Teams assisted in the efforts by searching paths, with the other teams searching designated areas by vehicle.
Northshore SES sent more than 25 volunteers, including the Field Search Controller, to assist in the search for Thomas Campbell, who was last seen earlier in the day with his pushbike.
At approximately 2300hrs, a disorientated Mr Campbell was found alive and well, and was subsequently transported to hospital for medical checks. A great result all round.
The event was a little more than 'just another callout' for a number of Northshore members, who had, ONLY MINUTES BEFORE, been issued their orange overalls after having only just completed their SES Induction Course.
Local Manager Northshore SES Nick Elliott said "We could not have planned a more fitting way to wet the appetities of our budding new vollies".