Video of the moment missing girl Cleo Smith was rescued after a frantic 18-day search has been released by Western Australia Police.
Footage from an officer’s body camera shows the four-year-old being carried out of a house in the town of Carnarvon, where she was found.
The 12-second clip shows Cleo being carried by an officer in a hat and a hoodie, being greeted by a detective in a dark garden after the night-time rescue.
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“Cleo, my name’s Cameron, how are you?” Detective Senior Sergeant Cameron Blaine said to her.
“Are you okay?
“We’re going to take you to see your mummy and daddy, okay?
“Is that good?”
The little girl nods, but does not appear to say anything.
She’s clinging onto the shoulders of the officer who is carrying her.
Police this afternoon revealed more details of how they found Cleo, after she disappeared from a remote WA campsite.
CLEO SMITH FOUND: WHAT WE KNOW
- At 12.46am (AWST) overnight, police broke into a locked home in Carnarvon, Western Australia, where four-year-old Cleo Smith was found alive and well.
- A 36-year-old man was found not far from the home, and has been taken into custody. He is assisting police with inquiries.
- Police have said the man has no connection with Cleo Smith’s family.
- Investigators were acting on information received that night, but it has not been disclosed yet what led them to that address.
- Cleo has been reunited with her family.
Tonight on Channel 9 at 8.40pm Finding Cleo: A Nine News Special will have all the latest updates from a remarkable day. Watch live on Channel Nine or 9Now here