Police Launch Desperate Search After 12-Year-Old Boy Goes Missing at a Beach in Western Australia.

Police have released this photo of 12-year-old Marcus. Picture: WA Police


Police have initiated an urgent search for a missing 12-year-old boy who got separated from his mother at a popular swimming spot on the outskirts of Perth.

Just before 6 pm local time, authorities confirmed that the child, named Marcus, had been located, and efforts were underway to reunite him with his family.

Marcus, described as 165cm tall with fair skin, was wearing a black rashie and blue board shorts. The incident occurred at Yanchep Beach in Jindalee, approximately 56km north of Perth. The search radius was expanded to Oldham Park, about 1.1km from the beach, following a potential sighting reported to the police.

In the southwest of the city, authorities are urgently searching for a 45-year-old man reported missing at 1:30 am on Sunday while crabbing.

Shujian Song was last seen walking at the Point Walker sandbank. While Mr. Song has not been located yet, police believe they have identified several items belonging to him.

A large-scale search has been launched, involving local officers, Water Police vessels, a RAC Rescue helicopter, vessels from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services’ Marine Rescue Fremantle unit, and a plane and drone from the Police Air Wing. The search will continue until last light on Sunday, with plans for further efforts if necessary on the following day.