Police divers joined the search for a toddler at Cooroibah. Photo: Cade Mooney
Police divers joined the search for a toddler at Cooroibah. Photo: Cade Mooney

Divers recover body of toddler

A MASSIVE search for a missing toddler in a Wiggles singlet has ended in tragedy with the discovery of the little boy's body in a dam on the family's property.

 Conan Ruster, 22 months, wandered off after playing in his yard while watching his uncle mow the acreage property at Cooroibah yesterday.

Police said his frantic parents raised the alarm about 6pm.

More than 50 Police, SES volunteers and fire and rescue officers as well as 60 neighbours were called in to search around the toddler's home on Carriage Way last night.

Grave concerns were held for the boy’s welfare as the area where he went missing was heavily wooded with about 16 dams in the area.

The boy's parents' worst fears were realised this morning when his little body was recovered from a dam about 40 metres from the family's home by police about 7.30am.

The boy, dressed only in the singlet and nappies, is the third toddler to die in a dam in Queensland in the past week.

The terrible find comes after a week of tragedies on the Sunshine Coast which have included the deaths of two teenagers in a crash at Tinbeerwah and the deaths of three young men who fell from a cliff at Pt Cartwright.

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