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Body Of 3 Y O Girl Found In Sunshine Coast Dam

UPDATE | The 3-year-old girl reported missing from the Sunshine Coast on Monday afternoon has been found dead.

Around midnight, police divers located the child in a dam approximately 150m from the house in Cootharaba, Noosa.

The child's Godmother, Tina Day, told us the little girl's name was Elenore.  She was wearing a sky blue long sleeve T-shirt and a navy blue skort with white polka dots.

Her shoulder length curly blonde hair had been tied in a piggy tail.

Tina had commented that she would like to see members of the public help with search efforts after a flood of offers were received, but Police said they had it covered, with around 80 people on the ground.  

Police are investigating the death and preparing a report for the coroner.

Police would like to thank local community members, SES and Rural Fire Brigade who assisted with the search for the child.

Elenore's family has asked for privacy to grieve.  The family's Police Liaison Officer has indicated to Police Media that the family will not be releasing a statement.

EARLIER | Police have launched a search for a 3-year-old girl who has gone missing on a property at Cootharaba on the Sunshine Coast on Monday.

Emergency services were notified the girl had gone missing just after 3.30pm after attempts by family to locate her failed at the residence on Cootharaba Road.


Police commenced an immediate search of the home and property and have canvassed neighbouring areas. This search has now been extended to include aerial assets.

The toddler (pictured above) is described as Caucasian, around 76cms tall with blonde curly hair. She was wearing long white pants and a light pink shirt.

Police are making an urgent appeal for anyone who may have seen the little girl in the vicinity of Cootharaba Road and Kabi Road to come forward.