A three-year-old boy has been found safe and sound after a desperate search in Western Australia.
James O’Reilly vanished from his house at about 7:30am on Saturday at Karli Rise in Yallingup, south of Perth.
A frantic police continued throughout the day for the blonde haired, blue eyed toddler who last seen wearing white ‘Spider-Man’ pyjamas.
Eventually it was his grandfather who located the boy asleep in dense bushland kilometres from the house.
WA Police said little James had been exposed to the rough terrain and poor weather conditions, and that arrangements have been made for him to have a medical check-up.
His first words to his grandfather was that he was hungry.
Police are searched an area around Karli Rise, Yallingup, in Western Australia after the boy went missing
The boy is described as fair skinned with blonde hair and blue eyes and he is wearing white ‘Spiderman’ pyjamas
Jame’s family arrived at an Airbnb on Friday, according to the West Australian.
It’s believed James wandered away from the rental property following the family’s two dogs.
Wadandi elder Billy Webb said the father was ‘distraught’ when he spoke to him on Saturday.
‘Everybody’s getting a bit worried about him. We need to start grid-working [a search area] really fast. If he’s a mobile little fella, he’ll travel a fair way.’
In addition to his ‘Spider-Man’ pyjamas it is believed he is wearing wellington boots, which would have helped immensely in the ‘appalling’ weather.
Inspector Martin Voyez said the area had been battered by strong winds, heavy rain, and even hail.
‘The terrain around the holiday home is very thick, dense bush and very difficult for people to walk through … however we will continue to search for little Jimmy until he is found,’ Inspector Voyez promised earlier in the day.