Fernhook Falls: Concerns for missing eight-year-old in Mount Frankland National Park

A frantic search is under way for an eight-year-old boy was has gone missing in Fernhook Falls in Western Australia’s southeast.

The boy was camping with family but has not been seen since 9am on Sunday.

Mount Frankland National Park, about 30km north of Walpole, is being scoured by local police, SES volunteers and the police air wing to locate the child.

There are concerns the boy may have fallen into one of the waterways, as the terrain in the area is dense bushland and has fast-flowing creeks and rivers.

Phone reception in the area is also limited, adding to the difficulty of the search.

The search began on Sunday but was suspended at about 7.30pm on Sunday.

It resumed at first light on Monday morning.

Fernhook Falls is situated by Deep River so visitors often canoe, kayak or bushwalk through the woodland.

The popular tourist spot has eight tent sites and two camp huts at the campground.

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