We travelled down to Mandurah SES unit, to meet up with the Metropolitan SES Convoy led by District Officer Will Blackshaw. We arrived in Pemberton just after midnight on the Friday night, and were up again for breakfast at 6AM ready for a full days searching in the thick and demanding bush of the Pemberton area. In some spots you could not see the person search five metres away the bush was that dense.
After almost a full shift search the Denmark SES team found the missing lady not far from her house at the local swimming hole – wondering around dazed and confused by all the commotion. Luckily after two days in the elements she was still in good spirits – although slightly dehydrated.
The decision was made due to our late arrival and full shift of searching to not allow any Metropolitan units to return to Perth that night, so we were treated to a BBQ that night with an early morning departure from Pemberton on the Sunday.
On the way back to Perth the Swan SES team came across a vehicle rollover on Kwinana Freeway near Mortimer Road, and stopped to assist prior to Police and the Fire Brigade arriving. Assistance provided included traffic control and getting the vehicle back on its wheels by use of our vehicle winch to clear the road as both lanes had been blocked.