ACT Policing has urged people to be prepared before heading out after a man and two children went missing while four-wheel driving in the Brindabella Mountains on Saturday afternoon (October 2).
ACT Policing Rural Patrol assisted the Specialist Response and Security Tactical Response Team (SRSTR) in the search for the man and two children after they failed to return home on Saturday afternoon.
Several hours after the group was reported missing, the missing man was able to give police his location after seeking the assistance from a trail bike rider who was equipped with a GPS. The man and the two children were eventually located safe and well.
Officer-In-Charge of the Tuggeranong Police Station, Sergeant Rod Anderson said people should make the proper preparations before going bush.
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“It’s important people know what they’re up against and prepare accordingly. Food, water as well a torch, map and GPS are essential items to take with you,” he said.
Sergeant Anderson added it was also important to notify friends and family about your planned route and estimated time of your journey as well as seeking local advice and checking the weather forecast before heading out.