Missing 10 year old autistic Waikanaeboy found safe and well

Missing 10 year old autistic Waikanaeboy found safe and well

A missing ten year old boy with autism was found safe and well in Waikanae after he went missing amid concerns over his wellbeing.

There was a sign of relief in the streets of Waikanae afterNathan Daniel Callaghan was found safe. He was found hiding in a house opposite their family home on Winara Ave, Waikanae. The boy was seen wrapped in a sheet ad being supported by two people up the driveway of his family home on Winara Ave, Waikanae.

Reports showed that hundreds of people had gathered to look for Callaghan after he went missing since around 4.45pm on Saturday. The police has thanked Waikanae community and the wider public for their support in the search efforts and "kind thoughts" during the search.

Volunteers from as far asJohnsonville are still reaching the spot to help find the boy. People filled the streets in huge numbers in the rain as they tried to look for the missing boy in the area. They used torches and cellphones and had gone door to door in Winara Ave and Elizabeth St in the Kapiti Coast town in order to look for the boy.

There were concerns that Callaghan, who has low cognitive skills, was believed to have a "particular fascination with water". The police had asked searchers to check waterways, as well as properties including cars, sheds and garages to look for the people.