5-year-old (left) and 6-year-old (right)
5-year-old (left) and 6-year-old (right)

Both of the missing Wulguru boys found

Nicholas Baxter, one of the missing boys
Nicholas Baxter, one of the missing boys QPS media

UPDATE 4.20PM: The ABC is reporting both boys have been found after an intense search of bushland near their home. 

UPDATE 3.31 PM: Six-year-old Nicholas Baxter was located safe this afternoon by search crews.

The little boy was found wondering in dense bush land at Mt Stuart around 2pm by search personnel.

While a detailed medical examination needs to be conducted it would appear Nicholas is reasonably unharmed from his ordeal, although this is yet to be confirmed.

Nicholas remains with search crews while efforts are underway to retrieve him from Mt Stuart.

Search crews will intensify their efforts in the area that Nicholas was located in an endeavor to locate five-year-old Timmy Carter.

The Baxter and Carter families have been advised.

There is no further information available at this time. 

2.30PM: POLICE, SES and members of the community on Sunday scoured Townsville bushland searching for two missing boys.

As of Sunday afternoon Nicholas Baxter and Timmy Carter had not been found after disappearing on Saturday evening.

The police stock and dog squads, the SES as well as community members searched on ground while aerial units looked from above. A social media campaign, #NicholasandTimmy, was started to spread the word.

The boys were playing together close to their homes when they were last seen about 4pm on Saturday.

Police found a tricycle and a scooter belonging to the boys on a dirt track leading into bushland, about 400 metres from where they disappeared.

The boys were not wearing shoes, and Timmy did not have a shirt on.

Townsville police acting inspector Chris Lawson said police had not ruled out foul play but believed the boys had simply gone missing.

"This is a time when we need the community to band together and try and find these little kids. They're only five and six years old," he said

"We haven't discounted any particular line of investigation at this point. At this time our inquiries lead us to believe they're missing, but we haven't closed down any specific lines of inquiry at this stage."

UPDATE 10.48AM: Police are continuing their appeals for residents in the vicinity where two young boys went missing at Wulguru yesterday afternoon to search their properties in an effort to locate the boys.

Nicholas Baxter and Timmy Carter were last seen around 4pm near Diamantina and Bullock streets.

A scooter and a tricycle belonging to the boys was located around 8.30pm on a dirt track leading into bushland near the intersection of Linden Crescent and Bellvue Court, which is about 300 to 400 metres from where they were last seen.

An air and land search continues for the boys with police on foot and in vehicles, including motorcycles and an all-terrain vehicle, the police dog squad, volunteers from the State Emergency Service and a rescue helicopter.

The search includes large areas of bushland in the local area.

Nicholas Baxter, 6-years-old, is described as Caucasian, around 140cms tall with brown hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing lime green shorts with white stripes on the side and a grey t-shirt.

Timmy Carter, 5-years-old, is described as Caucasian, around 120cms tall with blonde hair and was last seen wearing off-white/grey track pants. He was not wearing a shirt but had a black ribbon necklace with a gold coloured "T" pendant on.

Acting Inspector Chris Lawson, Townsville District Southern Patrol Group, has again appealed for local residents to search their yards for any sign of the boys or indications that they may have been in a yard.

"We are also asking members of the public if they could please refrain from encroaching on the search area," Acting Inspector Lawson said.

"While efforts to help and assist with the search are very much appreciated we have a dedicated team currently co-coordinating a very thorough and structured search effort.

"What we do ask is that people check their properties and be on general look out for the boys and we ask that you only call Policelink and emergency service numbers if you have any information that can assist with this search."
 

4.30AM: POLICE are appealing for urgent assistance from the public to help locate two boys missing at Wulguru and have released images of the pair.

The boys, aged five and six, were last seen at the intersection of Diamantina and Bullock Streets yesterday afternoon around 4pm.

A green tricycle and a silver scooter that the boys were using were later located near the intersection of Linden Crescent and Bellvue Court.

Police, including the dog squad, along with thirteen volunteers from the State Emergency Service and a rescue helicopter are currently scouring the area.

The 5-year-old is described as Caucasian, around 120cms tall with blonde hair and was last seen wearing white track suit pants.

The 6-year-old is described as Caucasian, around 140cms tall with brown hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing a pale grey shirt and shorts.

Police hold concerns for their welfare given their young ages and are appealing for anyone who may have seen the boys yesterday afternoon or since then to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or local police urgently.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

 


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