A FIFTEEN-year-old boy has been found dead in a river in the Katherine region this morning.
Superintendent Michael White of the Arafura Division said police were called at around 9.40 am this morning to the Rocky Creek Boat Ramp
“Police and local health clinic staff attended the scene and located the deceased boy in the water,” Superintendent White said.
“The boy had been reported missing over the weekend after he ran away from a caravan park where he and his family had been staying.
“The family and local police conducted searches throughout the surrounding areas however were unable to locate the boy.
“Detectives from Major Crime and Northern Investigations are attending to investigate the circumstances of the death and will prepare a file for the Coroner.”
Police said there is no evidence to suggest any crocodile involvement.