Divers join the search for 2yo boy missing on isolated Queensland property

A thorough search is still underway.
A thorough search is still underway. Photo credit: Facebook/Natasha Scott.

The search for a 2-year-old boy who went missing on Tuesday night at a cattle station in north Queensland has been joined by divers.

The search, which was temporarily suspended last night, has so far been unsuccessful. 

The sprawling, isolated 170,000-hectare property, Koolatah Station, is known to be in a crocodile-infested area.

Divers have now joined the search team to investigate a lagoon near the Koolatah Station homestead, reports 7 News.

Emergency crews, cattle station crews and graziers with two private helicopters and two drones spent Wednesday searching for 2-year-old Ruben. 

Cape Patrol Inspector Mark Henderson said the search was "challenging", News.com.au reported.

"It’s a very difficult place to get to. We have brought aerial assets in, we have assets from all across the Gulf Country including rangers from Kowanyama," Henderson said.

"We will continue to search throughout the day and into the night. We’re doing everything we can. It is challenging in such remote country," News.com.au reported.


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