Desperate search for girl, 4, missing from WA campsite

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A desperate search is underway for a four-year-old girl who was last seen at 1.30am on Saturday morning, in shared tent at a West Australian campground.

Cleo Smith, 4, was last seen in the early hours of the morning at the Blowholes campsite in Macleod, about 950km north of Perth.

WA Police said Cleo was last seen wearing a pink and purple coloured one-piece sleep suit, with a blue and yellow pattern, which can be seen in the photo below.

Cleo Smith, 4, was last seen at a campground in Western Australia, in a shared tent with her family. Source: WA Police
Cleo Smith, 4, was last seen at a campground in Western Australia, in a shared tent with her family. Source: WA Police

On Saturday evening, police said the search for Cleo would continue until last light and some land resources will continue into the dark.

From first light on Sunday, a full-scale search was set to continue, using land, marine and air assets.

Cleo's mother, Ellie Smith, said her four-year-old was gone from the shared tent when she woke up at 6am on Saturday.

Ms Smith also said in a Facebook post it was "very, very unusual for Cleo".

Cleo Smith was last seen at the Blowholes campsite in Macleod, about 50km north of Carnarvon, in Western Australia. Source: Nine News
Cleo Smith was last seen at the Blowholes campsite in Macleod, about 50km north of Carnarvon, in Western Australia. Source: Nine News

Just after 1.30am AWST on Sunday, Ms Smith updated her post, saying Cleo was still missing, urging people to contact the authorities if they saw her.

"It’s been over 24 hours since I last seen the sparkle in my little girls eyes!" Ms Smith said. 

"Please help me find her! If you hear or see anything at all please call the police!"

On Facebook, the Shire of Carnarvon advised people the Blowholes Campground was closed as of Saturday until further notice.

The closure was due to the search for Cleo.

The search for Cleo Smith will continue on Sunday morning. Source: Ellie Smith/Facebook
The search for Cleo Smith will continue on Sunday morning. Source: Ellie Smith/Facebook

"Our hopes and prayers of the Councillors and staff at the Shire of Carnarvon are with the family for the safety of little Cleo," the Facebook post said.

Anyone with information regarding Cleo is asked to contact police immediately on 131 444.

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