BREAKING: Missing Three-Year-Old Boy Found Alive In The Hunter

Questions need to be answered

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Relief and jubilation as missing three-year-old boy has been found alive in remote New South of Wales.

Missing since Friday, Anthony 'AJ' Elfal was spotted by a helicopter around two kilometres from the family property at Putty.

The new South Wales Briefing

More than one hundred people involved in the three-day search including Police, SES, Polair and the canine squad returned on Monday to scour bushland near the property on Yengo Drive.

Police revealed that AJ was found conscious and breathing and was being assessed by paramedics, and expected to be transported to John Hunter Hospital.

His godfather Alan Hashem told Nine the family are still desperate to find out what actually happened.

"We need answers. This is our little fortress. How did he leave? Who did he leave with? Did anything sinister happen? These are questions that still need to be answered"

- Alan Hashem

"Absolutely delighted,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the discovery of AJ was “much-needed good news in otherwise difficult circumstances”.

The search for little AJ resumed on Monday after a Ute was seized and an abandoned shack was declared a crime scene. 


Join Tom Tilley with regular rotating co-hosts Jan Fran, Annika Smethurst and Jamila Rizvi on The Briefing, Monday - Saturday, for the day's headlines and breaking news as well as hot topics and interviews. Available on Listnr.

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6 September 2021

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