Toddler’s body recovered from dam

A TWO-year-old boy who vanished on the family farm in north Queensland has been found dead.

Ruben Scott disappeared after wandering from his home at Koolatah Station in Cape York on Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency services have spent the days since searching the 170,000-hectare property for the boy, but to no avail.


Sadly, police confirmed divers located the toddler’s body in a large dam near the homestead on Friday afternoon.

Chief Superintendent Brian Huxley has expressed his condolences to the family and his gratitude for all involved in the search.

“Our thoughts go out to Ruben’s family, friends and the communities of Maramie and Kowanyama, as well as everyone involved in the search during this difficult time,” Chief Superintendent Huxley said in a statement.

Police will now preparing a report for the Coroner.