‘Critical day’ for missing Spider-Man boy

Police say today is a “critical day” as the search for missing three-year-old William Tyrell enters its third day on the New South Wales mid-north coast.

The boy, dressed in a Spider-Man costume, was playing with his sister outside his grandmother’s house at Kendall, south of Port Macquarie, when he disappeared on Friday morning.

Inspector Kim Fehon has briefed rescue teams from the State Emergency Service (SES), police, Rural Fire Service and local residents at Kendall Showground, where the search is being coordinated.

“We’re now in the third full day of the search for a three-year-old boy who has had no food and unless he’s found water, no water, so it is likely that he has in a poor state of health and we need to find him today,” she said.

Inspector Fehon said they still believed the boy was within a 1.5 kilometre radius of the house.