Search for four-year-old girl Cleo missing from campsite at Blowholes north of Carnarvon

Briana FioreThe West Australian
Missing four-year-old Cleo, left.
Camera IconMissing four-year-old Cleo, left. Credit: facebook/supplied

A four-year-old girl has gone missing from her family’s tent at Blowholes campsite in Macleod, about 50km north of Carnarvon.

Cleo Smith was last seen about 1.30am this morning but had vanished from the tent by 6am.

She was last seen wearing a bright pink pyjama suit with blue florals and yellow butterflies.

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The child’s disappearance has been described as “very unusual”.

Police and SES land, sea and air search crews have been deployed to the area.

Coral Coast Helicopter Services also said it was helping with the search.

Anyone with information has been urged to immediately contact police on 131 444.

Carnarvon Shire president Eddie Smith said the community was deeply saddened by the news

He said the family were well-known locals.

“Everybody is hoping for the best,” Mr Smith said.

He said the tight-knit community was helping in the search along the coast.

Mr Smith said the area was notorious for tourists.

The Blowholes north of Carnarvon.
Camera IconThe Blowholes north of Carnarvon. Credit: Stephen Scourfield/The West Australian

A tourism page has described the Blowholes as having “powerful ocean swells” and “jets of water” that can sometimes erupt as high as 20m in the air.

Another site warns that the area has “large sharks” that frequently come close to shore.

However, the area has been described as generally safe to go swimming.

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