The following personal accounts are from members of the recovery team, who in 1979, were members of the NZ Police Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team. They do not represent the views of any other organisation such as the NZ Police or NZALPA; they are their own personal accounts from the ice.
A study conducted on members of the recovery team by Taylor and Frazer in 1981 examined the “psychological effects of stress arising from body recovery and victim identification”. The study was undertaken with the support of the New Zealand police and other organisations whose staff had taken part in the recovery operation.
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