The West

Boy, 4, found after seven-hour search
Boy, 4, found after seven-hour search

A four-year-old boy has been reunited with his family after he went missing in the Wheatbelt for about seven hours last night.

The boy, who was only wearing a nappy, wandered off from his Clackline home about 5.30pm with the family's dog.

Police co-ordinated a search for the boy involving State Emergency Service volunteers and community members.

He was found asleep on a lounge chair in an empty house on Great Eastern Highway about 12.30am.

A police spokeswoman said the empty house was about 800m from his parent's home.

"The dog was by his side and both were safe and well," she said.

The boy was reunited with his parents a short time later.

The West Australian

Latest News From The West

West Coast have dodged an upset and a major bullet that could have derailed their top four prospects, snatching a six point win against Melbourne at Domain Stadium.

Fremantle are all but certain to finish in the bottom three for the first time since 2009 after suffering a 24-point defeat to Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium today.

Popular videos

Our Picks

Follow Us

More from The West