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Missing three year old found safe in Yallingup after twelve hour ordeal

Missing three year old James O’Reilly has been found safe and well.  James went missing around 7.30am this morning from outside the families holiday house in Yallingup. Battling severe weather conditions emergency service volunteers and community members searched frantically for the missing boy throughout the day. James was found by his grandfather just after 7pm this evening in dense bushland around one kilometre away from where he was last seen .  He has been reunited with his family and taken to hospital for a precautionary medical checkup.

In a statement WA Police said:

3-year-old missing boy James has been located in bushland alive by a family member who was assisting with the land search operation. Given the time he has spent exposed to the rough terrain and poor weather conditions, arrangements will be made for him to have a medical check-up as a precaution. WA Police Force thanks all the emergency service volunteers and community members who assisted with the search.

Kamin Gock from Nine News Perth says “they were calling out his name and they heard some crying and yelling and they found him.”




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Tony McManus