A 9-year-old boy missing overnight has been found safe and well.

Rotorua police were this morning searching for the boy.

A Facebook post from the Bay of Plenty & Taupo Police page said the 9-year-old went missing from the Hamurana/Ngongotahā area. He had not been seen since 6pm last night.

A police media spokeswoman said his age and the fact that he had been missing overnight were of a concern to police.


The post said he may have hitchhiked into Rotorua Central.

UPDATE: The missing 9-year-old boy has been located safe and well. Thank you all for your kind words and information.

Posted by Bay of Plenty & Taupo Police on Friday, 24 May 2019