Patrice Dougan is the Herald's education reporter.

Missing boy found drowned in swimming pool

William Archer. Photo / NZ Police
William Archer. Photo / NZ Police

An autistic boy who went missing yesterday has been found drowned in a swimming pool near his Feilding home.

William Archer, 11, was discovered dead in the pool around 11.15pm last night, only a few doors down from his family house, senior sergeant Marc Clausen said.

Police and the local community had been searching for the child from around 3pm.

- APNZ

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