Search for lost boy has a happy ending
THERE were cheers of joy from those involved in the successful search for a missing 10-year-old boy on Mount Walsh last month.
A mother visiting the area for the first time, had set out with her children, aged 5, 7 and 10, to locate the rock pools. She became lost and separated from her 10-year-old son.
North Burnett Local Controller Brian Lowe of Biggenden said frantic calls for assistance from the woman’s mobile phone were answered after several attempts. Along with Biggenden Police who instigated the search, SES volunteers, ambulance paramedics and Parks and Wildlife officers from across the region attended.
Mr Lowe said the mother and two children were located quickly but the boy could not be found.
“A helicopter was called to assist. The longer the day went on the more concerned everyone became,” he said.
At 6.30pm, the boy was found wandering along a dirt road near the rifle range, some five to six kilometres from the search area.
Mr Lowe said the young boy told the officers he was lost and he was now walking home to Maryborough.
ON THE TRAIL: SES volunteers from across the region answered the call when a family of four went missing on Mt Walsh.