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UPDATE: Missing boy, 6, with Down syndrome found

Police report that the missing 6-year-old Beechworth boy Ben Dean has been found.

The six-year-old boy with Down syndrome who went missing yesterday in Beechworth, Victoria, has been found.

Police report that Ben Dean was found about 11.30am at a property on Mcfeeters Road, Beechworth. He is being assessed by paramedics and will be taken to Albury Hospital.

The six-year-old is said to be mildly hypothermic following his night outdoors in freezing conditions.

The little boy was reported as missing from his home yesterday at 5pm. A full-scale search was mounted involving the air wing, the police dog squad, police members, CFA and SES members

Police have thanked the public for all its help.

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