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Six Year Old Boy Missing In Victoria

Police are on the search for six year old Ben Dean, who has been missing from the Beechworth area since last night. Ben has Down syndrome. A major search is underway.

Police say Ben is "high functioning", and was last seen at his Chiltern Road home at about 5pm last night.

His parents were obviously very worried when they contacted police shortly after they lost sight of their son.

A helicopter and k9 rescue unit have been called in to help look for Ben.

Police, SES and CFA have also conducted searches on Ben's parents' large rural propery but failed to find him overnight.

He's been described as 120cm tall, with blonde hair and was last seen wearing a red polar fleece jumper.

Anyone who may have seen Ben, please call the Beechworth Police Station on 03 5728 1032.


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