Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Dampier Peninsula: Missing teenage boy

An intellectually-disabled teenage boy has been missing from a Dampier Peninsula community since yesterday morning.

Yesterday Bardi-Jawi and Nyul-Nyul Rangers and Dampier Peninsula Police searched for him for most to the day.

He was reported missing from La Djadarr Bay, about 140 kilometres north of Broome, at 10:00am yesterday.

The West Australian [read this story]

SES staff and volunteers joined the search.

You can read a media release here:

Time of issue: 11am

Date of issue: 14 March 2013

SES assisting at land search in the Kimberley

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) is assisting WA Police in a land search for a missing teenager.

The 15 year old male went missing from La Djardarr Bay, on the eastern side of the Dampier Peninsula, about 10am yesterday.

In addition to Police resources, DFES’ State Emergency Service (SES) has committed a Kimberley SES District Officer and four Broome SES volunteers to support land search teams.

One Derby SES volunteer has been deployed from Derby this morning as an aerial observer.

Another SES volunteer from Derby also assisted as an aerial observer in a helicopter yesterday.

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