Ajana Land Search Operation
Police were alerted to this situation about 2:30pm this afternoon, Monday 10 December 2018. Northampton Police, Kalbarri Police and Geraldton Police are involved in the search operation. A search plane has been organised, and it will have two State Emergency Service volunteers on board as Air Observers. Further State Emergency Service volunteers are currently travelling to the search area to assist with the land search operation.
The missing 9-year-old boy Tye was located in bushland near Ajana. At 7.00 pm, Monday 10 December 2018, a local search plane with SES Air Observers on board, sighted Tye in an isolated area near a river bed in close proximity to North West Coastal Highway.
He responded by waving to the aircraft. The air crew where able to direct an SES ground crew to the location of the missing child, who is now being assessed by SJA paramedics. It is understood he was dehydrated, but otherwise in good health.
Information reguarding this operation was provided by Police Media.