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Appeal for help to find missing boy, 9, in south-west France

Helicopters are searching for him. His school bag and phone has been found in a ditch

A view of a gendarmerie helicopter taking off in France

Gendarmerie are using helicopters to search the area but no sign has been found yet Pic: Alexandre Prevot / Shutterstock

[Update 09.02 16:25: the state prosecutor says that Eden C.L. and his father have been found by the gendarmerie]

The family of a missing nine-year-old boy in south-west France are appealing for witnesses after the child disappeared yesterday (February 8).

The boy, known as Eden C.L., went missing at around 17:45 from the commune Soustons (Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine). He is thought to have been in a black Renault Clio car.

His school bag and phone have been found in a ditch. 

He is described at 1m45 tall, of slim build, with short light-brown hair. He was wearing black jogging bottoms, black trainers, a grey/blue hoodie, and a black jacket with the brand Kaporal.

Helicopters are currently flying over Soustons in a bid to find clues. No more information about the circumstances of the boy’s disappearance have been revealed.

Anyone with any information that could help find him is invited to contact the gendarmerie in Soustons on 05 58 41 44 48 or on the national number 17.

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