A desperate search is underway for a missing three-year-old boy with autism after he disappeared almost 24 hours ago – as police ask locals NOT to help search due to Covid restrictions
- A desperate search continues to find the missing three-year-old boy with autism
- Anthony ‘AJ’ Elfalak was last seen at a house in Putty, NSW at 11:45am on Friday
- NSW Police, ambulance and volunteers have coordinated a search
- Authorities have been working through the night and will continue on Saturday morning
- Police said public assistance is not needed and Covid-19 restrictions are still in place
A desperate full-scale search is underway to find a missing three-year-old boy with autism who disappeared from a rural estate nearly 24 hours ago.
Anthony ‘AJ’ Elfalak was last seen on Friday at 11:45 am in a rural area on Yengo Drive, Putty, 75 km south of Singleton in NSW.
Police have conducted a search with the help of trail bike officers, Police Rescue, The Dog Unit, police divers and helicopters, but have asked the public to stay at home to avoid violating Covid restrictions.
A desperate search is underway for three-year-old ‘AJ’ Elfalak who disappeared from a rural home almost 24 hours ago.
The three-year-old boy with autism was last seen at a house on Yengo Drive, Putty, 75 miles south of Singleton in regional NSW, just before noon on Friday
NSW Ambulance, State Emergency Service, Rural Fire Service and the Volunteer Rescue Association also assisted in the search.
Authorities worked through the night to find the missing boy and more than 100 emergency services volunteers continued the search Saturday morning.
The young boy who lives with autism and is non-verbal is supposed to be wearing a gray sweater and pants and sneakers
Anthony lives with autism and is non-verbal.
The young boy is described as having a Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, with short dark hair and is believed to be wearing a gray sweater and slacks and sneakers.
Police said in a statement that no public help is needed in the search for the young boy and reminded people that restrictions of the Covid-19 Public Health Order still apply in the region.
Anyone with information is requested to contact Crime Stoppers.
Authorities have been working through the night to find the missing boy and are still continuing the search on Saturday morning