21 year old Sevak Simonian from Belrose in Sydney went missing at Kanangra-Boyd National Park over two weeks ago. Police and volunteer rescuers have been searching the rugged country side since Friday October 24.
By Day 9 of the search the morale needed a boost and RRT Lithgow was contacted by the Police who asked them if they could assist with both meals and providing better facilities for those who trek kilometres each day looking for Sevak. Kanangra-Boyd National Park is about 1 ½ hours from both Lithgow and Bathurst so teams from both places have been sharing the duties.
On Tuesday 4th November Twelve RRT volunteers from Lithgow and Bathurst transported equipment to the site and set up camp in the bush. They cooked the hungry search party over 60 hamburgers.
When you’re a long way from anywhere you are certainly very thankful for the RRT trailer that provides everything you need. All the food required for each meal had to be packed into cool boxes and taken each day. This was most important as the closest shop was nearly 50kms away! A cooked breakfast, packed lunch and a hot dinner were provided each day and the search is expected to continue until Monday November 10.
The country is so rugged a helicopter is used to drop off and pick up searchers.
The parents of Sevak are staying in the area until the search ends and spoke of their appreciation of all those helping including the RRT.
The rescuers also expressed hearty thanks for each meal.