SES teams involved in search
CHILDERS SES led the search teams for missing Italian national IIario Viviani, who was found deceased.
The two-day search involved 64 dedicated SES volunteers working tirelessly in assisting the police.
Assisting Childers in the search were Gin Gin and Bundaberg units.
Childers deputy local controller Aaron Fraser said: “We had 100 acres of farming land to search.
“We searched for two days from 8am til we ran out of daylight hours.”
The volunteers worked in small teams and took regular breaks because the conditions were harsh, which made the search more difficult.
Acting local controller from Gin Gin Kellie Bolstad said: “We were happy to
Aaron Fraser We had 100 acres of farming land to search. We searched for two days from 8am til we ran out of daylight hours.
assist Childers in the effort of finding the young man, and it was very unfortunate with the outcome.
“Our hearts go out to his family and friends at this time.”
As the news swept through Childers, all SES volunteers involved in the search were notified of the tragic news.
“In situations like this it can be difficult to deal with and our volunteers have access to counselling support networks, EMBRACE and Peer Support,” Mr Faser said.
“Every person deals with grief and loss in different ways and it’s important our members can reach out for support.”
All 64 SES volunteers involved in the search efforts have been offered support.
Mr Fraser said in an event such as this, it could be distressing for the community.
“Lifeline can help, any time day or night. I recommend giving them a call,” he said.
When tragic events occur, the wider community can suffer in silence.
If you need support or assistance, phone Lifeline on 131 114 available 24 hours or visit www.lifeline.org. au.
MISSING PERSON: Childers SES were involved in the search for an Italian man, who was found deceased.