Desperate search for missing Victorian hikers doubles in size


The desperate search for two hikers missing for days in Victoria’s alpine region is set to continue.

Officers on horseback and foot plus a police helicopter spent Monday looking for experienced hikers Trevor Salvado, 60, and Jacinta Bohan, 58 who disappeared at Mount Buffalo on Friday.

The search effort doubled in size on Monday, with more than 100 search and rescue personnel working their way through the rugged terrain.

Efforts were wrapped up at 10pm but are due to resume again on Tuesday morning.

The search to locate missing Essendon couple Trevor Salvado and Jacinta Bohan has doubled. Source: AAP/ Victoria Police

Police say the Essendon couple were due to meet friends for an annual long weekend getaway and were last seen at a caravan park in Bright in their Skoda car on Friday.

They were meant to be back from a bushwalk at Reservoir Track about midday but did not return. Their car has since been found.

Police believe one of the pair may have fallen and the other has tried to help.

Trevor Salvado and Jacinta Bohan who have not been seen since Friday. Source: AAP/ Victoria Police

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

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

Police have said that if anyone has any further information they can call Wangaratta Police station on (03) 5723 0888.

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