The Tweed River, Tweed Heads.
The Tweed River, Tweed Heads. Picasa/Chris Gray

Mystery boy saved from river

POLICE are desperately searching for clues to the identity of a young boy dragged from the Tweed River unconscious yesterday.

An off-duty nurse saw the small body floating in the river about 3.15pm.

The man hauled the boy from the water and called to a passer-by to get help, before commencing CPR.

Late yesterday a North Coast Area Health Service spokeswoman said the boy was conscious and in the emergency department of Tweed Hospital, but at some stage during the night would be transferred to a hospital in Queensland.

“He has been assessed and he was crying,” she said.

“He is between four and six years old. He is going to be extradited by the Queensland Neo-natal Retrieval Team.”

Witnesses estimated the boy age at about six. Police were searching for his family and trying to establish how he came to be in the river.

At the time of publication last night police were still trying to learn the boy's identity.



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