William Callaghan found alive after two freezing nights lost at Mt Disappointment
A non-verbal autistic boy has been found alive after enduring almost 48 hours lost at Mount Disappointment.
Amazing news!! Missing boy Will Callaghan has been located by a volunteer at Mount Disappointment. After two days missing in bushland, Will is set to be reunited with his family shortly.
We would like to thank the community for their outpour of support. 🙌 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/QoAaPQktlN
— Victoria Police (@VictoriaPolice) June 10, 2020
William Callaghan, 14, became separated from family on Mount Disappointment at Whittlesea on Monday afternoon.
He had no food, no water and wasn’t wearing warm clothes.
A massive search party turned out to find the missing teenager, with more than 230 volunteers scouring the area yesterday.
Shortly before 1pm today, a local man found William about 20 minutes off the track.
Nine News reporter on the scene, Lana Murphy, said the boy was not in poor health when he was found.
“He’s alive and conscious,” she told 3AW’s Dee Dee.
“It’s an incredible feeling here.
“I am actually lost for words.”
Remarkably, Will only suffered minor abrasions and has a normal temperature.
He’s been cleared by doctors to go home and sleep in his own bed tonight.
More than 230 volunteers turned out to search for the missing teen yesterday.
Press PLAY below to hear Nine News reporter Lana break the news live to Dee Dee.
— Lana Murphy (@LanaMurphy) June 10, 2020