HAMILTON police have praised the community’s “outstanding” assistance in the successful search for a 10-year-old Dunkeld boy this week.
Nathan Fitzgerald, who ran away from his grandmother’s house at 2.30am on Monday morning, was found walking along the highway at about 3.30pm the same day.
Relief came after a six hour search, involving a search and rescue helicopter and police units from five stations in the area.
The Spectator asked Facebook users to assist police by sharing Nathan’s photo on social media; within hours, more than 60,000 people had seen a post with the boy’s photo and details of his disappearance.
“Social media is so handy in these situations – we can’t operate without help from the public,” Hamilton’s Sergeant Paul Stanhope said.
Full story in The Spectator on Thursday, January 30, 2014.