Bodycam footage of the moment Cleo Smith was rescued
WA Police has released the moment Cleo Smith was rescued by police at a home in Carnarvon.
After raiding the home in the early hours of this morning, police confirmed they had found 4-year-old “alive and well.”
Bodycam footage of the moment little Cleo Smith was rescued by police in the early hours of this morning. @PerthLive6PR with @oliverpeterson will be broadcasting LIVE from Carnarvon after 3pm today. #perthnews pic.twitter.com/NCH3RrXDhJ
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The video shows Detective Senior Sergeant Cameron Blaine talking to Cleo.
“Cleo, my name’s Cameron, are you OK? We’re going to take you to see your mummy and daddy, is that good?” Detective Blaine asks the four-year-old as she nods.
Broadcasting from Carnarvon, Perth LIVE’s Oliver Peterson says the mood is extraordinary.
“For 18 days we have collectively held our breath, hoping, wondering and just waiting for news,” he said. “Didn’t we wake up to the most astonishing developments. The best news.”
Support has flourished in from the public about the hard work form the WA Police Force.
“Hasn’t the Western Australian Police Force done an incredible job in returning Cleo to her mother’s arms,” Oliver Peterson said.
Detective Superintendent and Head of the ROIDA Taskforce, Rod Wilde, says the finding is “surreal”.
“As time passed by we became more and more concerned so to get this outcome, it’s just brilliant. The whole community was behind us. The information we were receiving and the support,” he said.
Press PLAY to hear Oly speak with Police Minister Paul Papalia and Detective Superintendent Rod Wilde