Missing schoolboy found after spending the night in freezing conditions

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The missing 11-year-old boy from Sydney's northwest has been found safe and well.

On Twitter, NSW Police confirmed Christopher Wilson had been found, after he went missing on Wednesday afternoon.

"An 11yo boy reported missing from Annangrove has been located safe and well in the nearby area by a member of the public," NSW Police said in a statement.

"He’s cold, but with no visible injuries. He is being assessed by NSW Ambulance paramedics."

Christopher Wilson has been found alive and well. Source: Lauren Tomasi/ Twitter
Christopher Wilson has been found alive and well. Source: Lauren Tomasi/ Twitter

Nine News journalist Lauren Tomasi said Christopher was "cold but okay" and that he was found by locals.

He spent the entire night outside.

A full-scale search for Christopher resumed at 8am on Thursday and just after 9.30am, a member of the public saw the 11-year-old walking down Annangrove Road.

Police said in a statement he was assessed by NSW Ambulance paramedics at the scene and despite having no visible injuries, he was still taken to the hospital for further assessment.

"Arrangements have been made to reunite him with family," NSW Police said.

Police previously said Christopher was last seen wearing his school uniform, consisting of a blue t-shirt with maroon and white trim and grey shorts.

On Wednesday at about 3.20pm, Christopher got off a school bus on Annangrove Road in Annangrove.

He was last seen walking along Annangrove Road heading towards Rouse Hill at around 4.45pm.

“His family are extremely distressed, particularly as the temperatures overnight have been quite cold,” Superintendent Darrin Batchelor told reporters on Thursday morning before he was found.

“They’ve had a really rough night and have been out looking overnight.”

Before Christopher was found NSW Police released eerie footage of the missing 11-year-old boy walking along Annangrove Road yesterday afternoon.

Christopher has been found safe, he was last seen walking along Annangrove Road (pictured left) on Wednesday. Paramedics attended to him once he was found on Thursday. Source: NSW Police/The Hills Police Area Command
Christopher has been found safe, he was last seen walking along Annangrove Road (pictured left) on Wednesday. Paramedics attended to him once he was found on Thursday. Source: NSW Police/The Hills Police Area Command

In the short video, the police released, Christopher is seen walking alongside the road as cars speed past him, occasionally looking over his shoulder.

The police were contacted when the 11-year-old failed to come home from school and overnight there was an extensive search.

Due to his young age, police had concerns for Christopher's welfare, especially as the temperature dropped to 4 degrees last night and he had no food or money.

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