Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 6-year-old Beechworth boy Ben Dean who was last seen yesterday about 5pm, Victoria Police say.
Police were contacted by Ben’s concerned parents after he went missing from their Chiltern Road address.
Police, SES and CFA members conducted a search of Ben’s parent’s large rural property but failed to find the high functioning boy who has Down syndrome.
An Incident Police Operations Centre has been established at Beechworth Police Station and the search is ongoing.
Additional resources such as the Air Wing, K9 and Search and Rescue are assisting local police.
Police and Ben’s family have released an image of Ben in the hope the public can assist in bringing him home safely.
Anyone who sees Ben is urged to contact the Beechworth Police Station on 5728 1032.