A seven-year-old boy who went missing at Southport on the Gold Coast yesterday afternoon has been found safe and well this morning.
He was found at 7:15am, about two kilometres from where he was last seen.
An amber alert for the boy’s disappearance was issued late last night.
Inspector Scott McQueen told media the boy was found at a residence.
It has been reported that young Koby had made friends with other children and wandered back to their house to stay.
“Police patrols have attended that location and have confirmed that the male that was located is the male child that has been reported missing since 4:00pm yesterday,” he said.
“It was people that were made aware of the missing child through amber alerts, media releases, etc.”
“We thank the members of the public for all the information they’ve provided.
“I’m advised that he’s in good condition.”
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The boy’s disappearance sparked a mass search last night involving police on foot, PolAir and State Emergency Services volunteers.
Queensland police have thanked the public for their assistance –
“The 7-year-old boy reported missing from Southport has been found safe and well. Thanks everyone for your assistance with the #AmberAlert. We really appreciate you helping us get this information out quickly, it makes all the difference. #legends”
Great result! Thank goodness.
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