Police have launched an pressing seek for a younger boy after two our bodies had been present in a pond in Gungahlin in Canberra’s north.
ACT police had been investigating after the our bodies had been present in Yerrabi pond early on Saturday.
Corridor O’Meagher, detective superintendent accountable for ACT policing prison investigations, stated grave considerations had been held for the lacking boy, who was earlier wrongly regarded as a lacking woman.
“We have now grave considerations for a 3rd particular person, one other younger little one who we’re at present trying to find,” he stated.
“Clearly a tragic state of affairs, it’s nonetheless very early days and it’s unfolding.”
Late on Saturday, ACT Policing stated it was looking for help from the general public to find 8-year-old Pranav Vivekanandan.
“Whereas an in depth land and water seek for Pranav has been underway because the discovery of two our bodies in Yerrabi Pond this morning, police and household are issuing this plea within the occasion that he’s alive and somebody is aware of his whereabouts,” a spokesperson stated.
Pranav is described as being of Indian Sub-Continental look, about 110cm (3’7”) tall, with quick darkish hair, and darkish brown eyes. He might have been sporting an orange T-shirt and light-coloured shorts, and a jacket.
Severe considerations are held for his welfare.
Anybody who might have any info that might help police in finding Pranav is urged to contact ACT Policing Communications on 131 444, quoting reference quantity P2114246.
O’Meagher earlier stated ACT police acquired a name on Saturday morning from a member of the general public who had seen an individual within the pond. Police attended and located the our bodies of the girl and little one.
Yerrabi Pond is a well-liked recreation spot in Canberra’s north. It has a playground, strolling and biking paths, and a skate park.
O’Meagher stated the investigation was ongoing and the way and reason for the deaths was not but recognized.
“We’re making inquiries with the household of those deceased individuals they usually’re aiding us with our inquiries at this time limit,” he stated.
“Our ideas exit to them and in addition to the responding police who’ve needed to cope with this tragic circumstance right here this morning.”
He stated counselling had been made obtainable for police and emergency providers personnel.
AAP contributed to this report.