A four-year-old boy is found dead in a sewage treatment pond, only a few hours after he disappeared from his home.
- A four-year-old boy from New Zealand tragically drowned in a sewage treatment pond
- They found him hours after he disappeared from his home on the South Island
- Her mother frantically posted on Facebook for help finding her little son
Adam Mccleery for Daily Mail Australia
A four-year-old boy was found dead in a sewage treatment pond, only hours after his mother frantically posted on Facebook saying her son had disappeared.
Reuben Nolan, 4, was found dead in the pond near Harihari, on the South Island of New Zealand, on Saturday afternoon after his mother said he had disappeared.
Jenna Marie Thomson posted on Facebook after spending three hours looking for it.
Reuben Nolan, four years old, was found dead in a sewage treatment pond only hours after disappearing.
& # 39; Please, I need everyone's help … Reubens has been missing for about 3 hours, now last seen at home. Please, everyone go out and find my son, "he wrote.
The police were notified at 1.30 p.m. and Reuben was found in the pond at 4 p.m., a police spokesman told Stuff.
An effluent pond is designed to treat wastewater waste in order to reach a level of "effluent quality".
The mayor of Westland, Bruce Smith, told Stuff that the community of close ties would be devastated by the tragedy.
"Harihari will be in a state of absolute shock tonight, when a young man is taken so early, it's so horrible, for me, I'm just thinking about the family," he said.
The incident will now be referred to the coroner.
The tragic death by drowning will now be referred to the forensic