Body of missing three-year-old found in North Queensland

Body of missing three-year-old found in North Queensland

Queensland police say the body of a young boy has been recovered from a river in the far north of the state, believed to be that of a missing three-year-old.

Jamal Enosa has been missing since Tuesday afternoon, when he was last seen playing near Innisfail Wharf on the North Johnston River.

Police divers have been searching the river since Jamal went missing, and last night confirmed they had found a body.

While the body is yet to be formally identified, investigators say they are fairly certain it is Jamal.

Inspector Brian Cannon says the boys parents are understandably devastated.

“We’ve retrieved the body of a juvenile child in the river … and at this stage I’ve spoken to the parents of the missing person,” he said.

“[The parents have] asked that I convey to everyone involved – the SES, police, members of the public – people who have just come up and said kind things to them, their sincere appreciation of the efforts of everyone that has been involved in this very sad and very tragic event.”

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