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DEHYDRATED, hungry and extremely
tired 23 year old Sebastian Orefors, lost and
alone for four cold nights in the Wonyip
bush near Toora was found alive and well
yesterday morning (Tuesday).
While the massive search involving more than 50
personnel continued for a fourth day on Tuesday Sebas-
tian finally stumbled out of the bush to a house on Devil
Pinch Road at Toora North.
He walked up to the front door and knocked. The
owner of the house answered and immediately rendered
assistance and called police at around 10.30am on Tues-
Senior Sergeant Mick Morris Officer In Charge Sale
Police told the Yarram Standard they confirmed it was
Sebastian at 11am on Tuesday morning. “Once we had
confirmed his identity our police officers drove the fam-
ily members to the location so they could be reunited
with him,” he said.
“Ambulance officers were called to the site and as-
sessed him, he was very dehydrated and hungry but had
no other injuries.”
Sen. Sgt Morris said Sebastian was found around
four kilometres from the area he was last seen.
“This is a great outcome because he had walked fur-
ther west than we had anticipated, he told us he had been
walking the whole time he was lost, unfortunately he
must have been walking in circles,” he said.
Sebastian, from Mount Martha was on a camping trip
with friends when he went for a walk on his own around
7.30pm on Friday evening and became lost.
Friends raised the alarm around 9pm when he failed
to return to the camp site.
Police held grave concerns when he had not been
found by Tuesday morning. They feared he could have
been lying out in the bush injured and not able to get to
“He left the campsite with no provisions such as
water or food and was not dressed for the cooler nights
which have prevailed for the four nights he has been
out in the bush, “Sen Sgt Morris said.
More than 50 personnel were involved in the search
including local police who were assisted by officers from
Wellington and Latrobe and the police search and rescue
unit, HVP staff, walkers, volunteers and SES units from
Yarram and across Gippsland scoured the rough terrain
along with Sebastian’s family and friends who travelled
from Mt Martha.
Sebastian was taken by ambulance to the Latrobe Re-
gional Hospital to recover from his ordeal.
Rescuers locate missing Wonyip man
THE sale of Murray Goulburn
to Saputo was finalised yester-
day (Tuesday), leaving suppliers
with bittersweet feelings about
the collapse of the nation’s larg-
est dairy cooperative.
In a statement released yesterday,
Saputo said the acquisition of MG
will add to and complement the activi-
ties of the company’s dairy division in
“We are delighted to have success-
fully completed the acquisition of the
activities of Murray Goulburn,” Saputo
CEO Lino Saputo Jr said.
“This is a significant milestone for
our company as we become Australia’s
top dairy processor.
“Once again, we would like to thank
suppliers for their support and confi-
dence throughout this process.
“Looking ahead, we remain com-
mitted to contributing to the sustainabil-
ity of the Australian dairy industry.”
South Gippsland suppliers are look-
ing towards the future with more confi-
dence and believe the industry will sta-
bilise under Saputo’s management, after
more than two years of uncertainty.
Continued on page 9.
Knee deep: students Jack Van De Lustgraaf, Nic Woods and
William Pearce embraced the challenge of the mud run at Forest
Lodge last Friday, as part of the Woodside and Alberton primary
schools’ leadership camp.
Mud run fun
Mud run fun
Found: 23 year old Sebastian Ore-
fors has been reunited with his fam-
ily after spending four nights alone
and lost in the bush in the Wonyip
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