A young child found wandering along a highway south of Wollongong alone in his pyjamas has been reunited with his family.
The boy was found by a member of the public walking on the Princes Highway in the Illawarra region just before 7am on Thursday.
About 6.45am (Thursday 19 January 2017), a member of the public located the child on the Princes Highway, Albion Park Rail, near Creamery Road.
Officers from Lake Illawarra Local Area Command investigated the incident and attempted to locate the boy’s family.
Shortly after 9am this morning a member of the child’s family attended Lake Illawarra Police Station.
The child is now in the care of the family member.
NSW Police would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance this morning.
Young children can be so quick at escaping. The parents must have been beside themselves.
Tips on prevention
- Explain the dangers
- Lock the doors – if you need, be sure to install a lock out of little ones reach
- Attach a bell (or alarm) to child’s bedroom door if it is a frequent occurrence. The bell should alert you to any movement.
- Install a monitor in child’s room where possible
- Install doorknob covers and locks to prevent child opening door
If you have any other great tips please leave your comments below.