More than 24 hours after he was last seen, a 16-year-old boy from a lake in Victoria’s north is still missing.
More than a day after he was last seen, a youngster who disappeared from a lake in Victoria’s north following a boat accident is still being searched desperately.
Before 9 a.m. on Sunday, two 16-year-old guys were fishing from a tiny boat on Lake Mulwala when a wave knocked their tinny over, sending the two into the water.
When two adults observed the boys in peril, they swam to their aid and were able to rescue one of the boys by pulling him to land.
When the men went back, they were unable to locate the second boy.
Water-sports coordinator for the Mulwala Ski Club, Peter O’Neill, said the situation was disastrous for everyone involved.
“We hurried to get our boat in as quickly as we could and arrived as quickly as we could.
We arrived there in about 15 minutes, but it was clear that we arrived too late “He spoke to ABC News.
Police divers, Search and Rescue, the Air Wing, Water Police, and SES participated in the search, which was interrupted on Sunday evening and resumed on Monday.
Overnight patrols have been conducted, but the search is still ongoing more than 24 hours after the kid was last seen.
In the Hume region, which is on the border of Victoria and NSW, between the towns of Bundalong and Yarrawonga is Lake Mulwala, a well-liked vacation spot.