Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Essendon couple Trevor Salvado and Jacinda Bohan who have not been seen for two days. Picture: Victoria Police/AAP
Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Essendon couple Trevor Salvado and Jacinda Bohan who have not been seen for two days. Picture: Victoria Police/AAP

Hikers missing for days in bushland

TWO experienced hikers haven't been seen in more than 48 hours in Victoria's alpine region despite authorities searching high and low for the pair.

Essendon couple Trevor Salvado, 60, and Jacinda Bohan, 58, were last seen at a Cherry Lane caravan park in Bright on Friday about 9.30am in their car.

The pair had been expected to return from a bushwalk at Reservoir Track on Mount Buffalo about midday but did not return.

 

Police and SES crews scour rugged terrain in Mount Buffalo as they search for missing Melbourne couple,Trevor Salvado and Jacinta Bohan. Police and Search and Rescue Police take a look the couples car that was located in a carpark at the end of Reservoir Road. Picture: Sarah Matray
Police and SES crews scour rugged terrain in Mount Buffalo as they search for missing Melbourne couple,Trevor Salvado and Jacinta Bohan. Police and Search and Rescue Police take a look the couples car that was located in a carpark at the end of Reservoir Road. Picture: Sarah Matray

 

Their fawn-coloured Skoda, registered 1AN 6RT, has since been found.

"They are really fit, strong hikers and well-experienced at hiking in the area," Inspector Kerrie Hicks told reporters at the national park on Sunday.

The pair had been hiking earlier in the week and may have told someone about areas they wanted to visit, she added.

 

Police and SES crews scour rugged terrain in Mount Buffalo as they search for missing Melbourne couple, Trevor Salvado and Jacinta Bohan. Bush Search and Rescue head off from the carpark the couples car was located in at the end of Reservoir Road. Picture: Sarah Matray
Police and SES crews scour rugged terrain in Mount Buffalo as they search for missing Melbourne couple, Trevor Salvado and Jacinta Bohan. Bush Search and Rescue head off from the carpark the couples car was located in at the end of Reservoir Road. Picture: Sarah Matray

 

Dozens of people have been combing the national park to find the couple, aided by the police helicopter and officers on horses, on Sunday.

 

Police and SES crews scour rugged terrain in Mount Buffalo as they search for missing Melbourne couple, Trevor Salvado and Jacinta Bohan. Search and Rescue Police head off from the carpark the couples car was located in at the end of Reservoir Road. Picture: Sarah Matray
Police and SES crews scour rugged terrain in Mount Buffalo as they search for missing Melbourne couple, Trevor Salvado and Jacinta Bohan. Search and Rescue Police head off from the carpark the couples car was located in at the end of Reservoir Road. Picture: Sarah Matray

 

The retired pilot and teacher had been meant to spend the Labour Day long weekend with friends in their annual getaway.

Friend Mario De Vuono said the nature-loving husband and wife did "like to get out and adventure into the tracks".

 

Police and SES crews scour rugged terrain in Mount Buffalo as they search for missing Melbourne couple, Trevor Salvado and Jacinta Bohan. The Police Air wing searched most of the last night and all day on Sunday. Picture: Sarah Matray
Police and SES crews scour rugged terrain in Mount Buffalo as they search for missing Melbourne couple, Trevor Salvado and Jacinta Bohan. The Police Air wing searched most of the last night and all day on Sunday. Picture: Sarah Matray

 

"They are usually very well-prepared when they go out. It is very out-of- character for them not to return," he told Nine News Melbourne. "We are hopeful for a good outcome." Another friend Barrie More said they had come "every Labour Day weekend" for almost a decade to Mount Buffalo.

 

Police and SES crews scour rugged terrain in Mount Buffalo as they search for missing Melbourne couple, Trevor Salvado and Jacinta Bohan. SES, Deputy Commander, Graham Gales (Bright) and Andy Carr (Beechworth SES) take a look at map of the search area at the search and rescue base.. Picture: Sarah Matray
Police and SES crews scour rugged terrain in Mount Buffalo as they search for missing Melbourne couple, Trevor Salvado and Jacinta Bohan. SES, Deputy Commander, Graham Gales (Bright) and Andy Carr (Beechworth SES) take a look at map of the search area at the search and rescue base.. Picture: Sarah Matray

 

Mr Salvado has short grey hair, blue eyes, grey moustache, a fair complexion, stands about 183cm tall and has a medium build.

Ms Bohan is about 170 cm tall, with a thin build, light brown/blonde short hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion.

The search to find the pair is expected to resume at daybreak.



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