Police update 1: Search continues for missing 2-year-old boy, Maramie (east of Kowanyama)

Police continue to coordinate a search for a 2-year-old boy missing in remote western Queensland with additional resources flown to the isolated location this morning.

Police, SES personnel and staff from the cattle property, as well as rangers and workers from a construction site in Kowanyama are involved with personnel on foot, in vehicles and in the air in two private helicopters. Two drones are also being used.

Cape Patrol Inspector Mark Henderson, who has travelled to the property, said the search would continue throughout today and into the night.

“This property is located in remote western Queensland, in the gulf country. The countryside itself is rugged and challenging.

“We’ve brought in additional resources and flown in assets to assist with the search.

“The local community here and in Kowanyama have been great and I’d like to thank everyone for their on-going efforts in trying to find this little boy.”

Initial media release issued earlier today

A search is underway for a 2-year-old boy missing on an isolated rural property in the state’s far north.

The toddler was last seen around 5pm yesterday near the station’s homestead, on a remote cattle property located at Maramie, approximately 100kms east of Kowanyama.

A search of the immediate area was conducted by family and station employees with police notified last evening when the boy was not located.

Kowanyama police attended the property last night and participated in further searches for the boy.

Additional police, SES personnel and helicopter support will attend the property today to assist with the search.

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