The search for a four-year-old girl who went missing from her family’s tent at a campsite in Australia entered the third day on Monday as police appealed to locals for help.
Cleo Smith was last seen on Saturday at 1.30 am, after she went missing from a tent while her family was camping at the Blowholes campground in McLeod, near Carnarvon, about 900 km north of Perth. The family said that when they woke up at 6 am, they found him missing and raised the alarm.
Police said on Monday they would “leave no stone unturned” as they urged members of the public to come forward
The search was expanded to air and sea over the weekend as authorities deployed tourist helicopters, drones and jets to locate the missing girl, describing her disappearance as “extremely worrying”.
Western Australia Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said they were leaving no stone unturned. He said the environment in the region was difficult and it is a “very unusual situation where we don’t know where Cleo is.”
“Police is not deciding anything inside or outside. Police is conducting extensive searches of the area,” he told reporters on Monday.
“We have also brought in forensically trained investigators from our murder and major crime divisions. We are keeping all the roads open. We seek any information regarding Cleo.”
On Sunday, Cleo’s mother, Ellie Smith, pleaded for help by sharing photos of her on social media. “It’s been over 24 hours since I last saw the sparkle in my little girls eyes! Please help me find her,” she posted.
She said that they woke her up at 6 a.m. to see her leave their shared tent which was “very unusual for Cleo”.
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Inspector John Munde said that they have not reached any success, but have gathered a lot of information and intelligence from the dashboard and CCTV footage from around the area. Age.
She said the red sleeping bag she was sleeping in is also missing, but she is not at liberty to state that police believe other things may be missing as well.
“Every hour that passes with a four-year-old in this environment … is very worrying,” Mr. Munde said. “That’s why we just have serious apprehensions.”
Locals in the area have been asked to check their compartment for his sleeping bag.
Authorities expanded the search by deploying 22 State Emergency Service (SES) and local volunteers, police, helicopters, drones, planes and boats to find Cleo. Marine searches continued overnight on Monday with an Australian Maritime Safety Authority jet.
Marine exploration covered a distance of three nautical miles south of the campsite and off-shore and one nautical mile north of the campsite.
“We are looking at anywhere from four to six-year-olds, up to 5.2 km from the last known location,” Mr Munde said.
“As you can understand this is a huge area … Give it,” he added.
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