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Support for search volunteers - Crookwell Gazette

by By Louise Thrower | July 29, 2014

STATE Emergency Service volunteers who helped search for the deceased man at Pejar Dam last week have been offered support.

Members were visibly distressed after pulling the 21-year-old from the water on Friday morning (see related story). Eighteen members from Crookwell and Goulburn joined the search on Thursday night and Friday morning, regional controller Robert Bell said.

“We have support services and it’s up to me to trigger that,” Mr Bell said.

“We have activated it and I’ve spoken to our peer support team and they’re aware of the situation.”

Mr Bell said the volunteers had a debrief on Friday morning, which reinforced the help available to them. The SES has a hotline that volunteers can ring for peer support or the team can come directly to the people affected.

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