Panic as three-year-old girl goes missing in one of the most remote regions of the outback with her pet Jack Russell, and hasn’t been seen for 24 hours
- The little girl, 3, was last seen around 2.30pm on Wednesday in a pink dress
- She disappeared in the remote pastoral lease Noreena Downs Station in Pilbara
- The WA region is one of the most isolated sheep and cattle areas in the state
A three-year-old girl has gone missing in the most remote area of the Western Australian outback.
Police are conducting a frantic land and air search after the toddler went missing from Noreena Downs Station, a 368,000-hectare pastoral property.
A pastoral lease, it sits around 135km south of Marble Bar in the Pilbara region, which has been devastated by floods from Tropical Cyclone Blake.
Officials said the girl was last seen around 2.30pm on Wednesday, and was potentially with her Jack Russell dog.
The little girl went missing in a remote pastoral lease in the Western Australian outback on Wednesday (stock image)
She was wearing a light green top and pink dress.
Three helicopters and seven horses are being used to hunt for the girl, said West Australian Police.
Eight specialist SES rescue members have joined nine police officers in the search.
The area covers some of the most remote cattle land in the state, leading police to call it a ‘very concerning’ situation.
The family-run station in the East Pilbara region has been running since 1983, and like much of Western Australia has suffered intense rain this week.
Newman, 150km north of the station, recorded 143mm of rain in just 24 hours last Wednesday.
It caused flooding and road closures.
WA Police Acting Commissioner Col Blanch told ABC: ‘It’s a very challenging environment up there. There’s floods all around that area.
‘I know the family must be going through a terrible time whilst this search is ongoing, but I can assure the community that we’re throwing everything we have at it.’
More to follow.