Police and volunteers are continuing to search for a boy reported missing on foot from his Tolaga Bay home Tuesday afternoon.
Axel, who is four years old, was reported missing to Police at 3pm.
There has been significant police and community effort to find him this evening, including using police dogs and a helicopter, says a police spokesperson.
"Police urgently want to hear from anyone who might have seen Axel or who has any information which can help," says police.
"He was last seen wearing a blue shirt with palm trees on it and blue gumboots with sharks on them.
"Axel was with a miniature white fluffy dog when he was reported missing. The dog has been located safe Tuesday evening."
If you have seen Axel, or have any information which may assist, please phone Police on 111 and quote event number P046388324.