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AustraliaMum hopeful missing Vic campers are alive

15:05  11 september  2019
15:05  11 september  2019 Source:

Search for missing campers to resume

Search for missing campers to resume The search for two missing campers who spent their sixth night in Victoria's alpine region will resume this morning. Family and friends of Caleb Forbes, 22, and Shannon Lowden, 21, have joined police and SES members in the search for the Melbourne couple. They set off on a camping trip on Friday but have yet to return after six days in the Baw Baw National Park. Yesterday searchers scoured 1000 square kilometres of bushland around Thomas Dam in the West Gippsland area. Alarms were sounded when Mr Lowden failed to show for work on Sunday and Monday.

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The family and friends of two campers missing in Victoria's bushland joined emergency services in the search for them.

Caleb Forbes, 22, and Shannon Lowden, 21, set off on a camping trip near the Thomson Dam in West Gippsland on Friday but did not say when they would return.

The alarm was raised when Mr Forbes failed to turn up to work on Sunday.

Efforts to find the duo ramped up on Wednesday, with about 30 friends and family of the duo joining dozens of police, SES members and locals to search bushland around the Rawson, Aberfeldy and Thomson Dam areas.

Young campers found dead in their 4WD

Young campers found dead in their 4WD Police have located the bodies of two missing campers who set off on a trip in Victoria's west Gippsland area on Friday 6 September.

Human remains found on Victoria 's coast have been confirmed as those of missing Melbourne mum Elisa Curry, who vanished from her family's holiday home more than a fortnight ago. A neighbour saw Ms Curry get into bed at 10pm on the night of September 30 - the last time she was seen alive .

Human remains uncovered in Malmsbury are believed on initial examination to belong to Ms Gay, and the police search is continuing for further evidence. Daughter Brooke James says Ms Gay's family lives a waking nightmare, not knowing what happened to their beloved mum .

Shannon's mother Debbie Lowden remains hopeful she will find her daughter alive and well.

"I feel like they've obviously got stuck somewhere and they can't get out," she told reporters.

"We will be here as long as we need to be here. We will be here until we find them."

She wanted her daughter to know she loved her and that there were fresh chocolate muffins waiting for her at home.

Police are yet to locate Mr Forbes' green 1994 Nissan Patrol wagon and believe it may have bogged or broken down in bad weather.

Inspector Shane Cashman said the search will continue to expand until police find the couple and the car.

"It's a search of over a thousand square kilometres that we have to cover and we're widening it as we go through and clear areas," he said.

The search for the duo, from Melbourne's northern suburbs, will continue on Thursday.

Missing bushwalker located safe and well.
A bushwalker who was reported missing in northern NSW has been located safe and well. A search was initiated in New England National Park at Darkwood for 43-year-old Alexander James after he went missing during a three-day hike with three friends on the weekend. Police said on Friday night, the first evening of the hike, Mr James went off alone to look for his own campsite. His friends couldn't find him the next morning and they assumed the experienced bushwalker had gone ahead on his own.

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