Thu. Aug 18th, 2022

A search has resumed for an eight-year-old boy missing at a popular campsite on Western Australia’s rugged south coast.

The boy was last seen at his family’s campsite at Fernhook Falls, about 30 miles north of Walpole, at 9 a.m. yesterday.

Aircraft, police, state emergency services volunteers and family members searched the area of ​​Mt Frankland National Park until low light slowed efforts at 1 p.m. 19.30.

Major Southern Inspector Kim Travers said crews restarted the search at 6 p.m. 6:00 today.

Fernhook Falls
The boy disappeared from a campsite at Fernhook Falls near Walpole.(Delivered to: Rainbowcoast.com.au)

A cold front is expected to hit the region this morning, bringing showers and windy conditions.

Fernhook Falls is part of the Deep River with waterfalls and pools.

A man drowned in the fall in a fishing accident in 2013.

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