Family grieves as land search for missing boy susp

2022-04-05
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The family of an eight-year-old boy lost deep in WA’s south west are “grieving” after police tragically called off their large-scale land search.

Inspector Glenn Spencer said State Emergency Service volunteers have “exhausted” their search options surrounding a site the boys family were camping at, inside the Mt Frankland National Park, north of Walpole.

Insp. Spencer said the area’s notorious waterways would now become authorities’ sole focus.

Camera IconThe search for a missing eight-year-old at Fernhook Falls enters its third day. Police divers and SES from the Great Southern and South West are on scene. There was heavy rainfall overnight in the Walpole area. Credit: Kelsey Reid

“This afternoon we made the critical decision to suspend our land search operations for the missing boy,” he said.

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