Search underway for toddler in Australia lost in known crocodile area

Ruben Scott with his mother Natasha
Ruben Scott with his mother Natasha Photo credit: Facebook/Natasha Scott

A desperate search is underway for a two-year-old Australian boy who went missing from the Koolatah Station homestead at around 5pm local time yesterday.

Ruben Scott was described by his mother Natasha on Facebook as the "greatest person ever".

He wandered off when he was in the care of relatives, The Daily Mail Australia reported.

Family members, employees and neighbours began the search for the toddler in the remote station before calling the police.

Cape Patrol Inspector Mark Henderson said the search was "challenging" 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," Mr 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," reported.

His aunt Cherese Scott posted on Facebook "Come home baby please Aunty Reesey misses you we all miss you."

The station is situated near a lagoon and borders the Alice River and the Mitchel River. It is an area known habitat for crocodiles.



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