SES teams in­volved in search

Isis Town and Country - - News - By JODIE DIXON

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.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

MISS­ING PER­SON: Childers SES were in­volved in the search for an Ital­ian man, who was found de­ceased.

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