A Year 10 Student Went Missing At Night During School Camp At Kosciuszko

A prestigious private school in Sydney is reviewing its procedures after a 15-year-old girl went missing for six hours in the middle of the night during a school camping trip to Kosciuszko National Park.

The Year 10 student from Roseville College had reportedly got up to go to the bathroom after 10pm when she vanished from the campsite. Students in her tent leat teachers know that she was gone around 10:40pm. A group of staff, students and campsite employees began to look for the missing girl.
They searched for about an hour and a half, at which point emergency services, the school principal and the girl’s parents were notified that were unable to find her. The call was made at approximately 12:30am.
Signal flares were set off in an attempt to attract the student’s attention and communication was established with the base – run by camp operator Land’s Edge – which has search and rescue equipment on hand.
The student was eventually found at 5:40am, responsive but cold and disoriented. “She was known to have left the campsite to go to the toilet,” school principal Deb Magill said. “She just became disoriented.”

Magill says that proper process had been followed throughout, and after the girl was found. She says that it is a good reminder for schools to maintain proper emergency protocol.
The parents of all the other students were informed early in the morning and throughout the rest of the process. The students went through a full debrief with a psychologist, and they’ve been well supported. We’re proud of the way emergency protocols were enacted.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

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