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- George Pugh-Sargent from Frampton near Dorchester was reported missing at around 1.30pm today from Ringstead Bay.
- A huge search of Ringstead Bay and Osmington involving 25 police officers, the police helicopter and coastguards was launched.
- Police said they were becoming 'increasingly concerned' as the weather worsens.
- A call was received from a member of the public saying they had found a child down a hole in their garden.
- George's mother went with officers to investigate and confirmed the child was George.
We will have a full story for you on the website as soon as possible about the rescue mission.
Thank you to everyone who shared this live blog via social media and helped police locate George.
Lee has spoken to Rob Sansom, coastguard operations manager.
George was found after a home-owner read the story on the Dorset Echo and thought they had better check their garden.
George was found an eight-foot drainage ditch. He is safe and well.
His family do not want to comment at this time.
Coastguards used a rope-extraction technique to rescue George. I will be speaking to Rob Sansom, coastguard operations manager, shortly— @DorsetEchoLee 01 September 2014
"As time wore on, our concerns were growing and we are delighted with this end result, It could have been worse."— @DorsetEchoLee 01 September 2014
"He is a bit cold, a bit hungry but he is safe and well." Insp Bell said— @DorsetEchoLee 01 September 2014
The hole was in the back garden of a cottage in Ringstead, after the cottage's owner found him and reported it to the police— @DorsetEchoLee 01 September 2014
@DorsetEchoLee Thank goodness George has been found. Lets hope fb and twitter et al. helped Well done Lee for keeping us updated!— @AsOneTheatre 01 September 2014
Sgt Woodward has said he will give the Echo an update on George's condition as soon as possible.
His mother went with officers to identify George, who was found down a hole in a garden.
Sgt Woodward said George appears to be uninjured but they are just getting him out of the hole and will check him over to be certain.
GOOD NEWS: George has been found.
Officers are heading to an address to investigate further.
We will bring you an update as soon as we can.
BREAKING NEWS: Police are investigating a report from a member of the public that they have found a child down a hole in their garden.
More to follow.
There is now a lot of movement at the car park, more officers and search and rescuers have been drafted in ahead of the search— @DorsetEchoLee 01 September 2014
Here is a statement from Sergeant Justin Woodward, who is coordinating the search team.
Sgt Woodward said: "We will be conducting a close area search starting from the point where George went missing, making sure we cover all of the footpaths and the known areas where he may have gone to.
"The coastguards will search the coastal paths and the beaches, and we will also have police officers posted at certain points along the footpaths to ask ramblers and dog walkers if they have seen anything.
"The conditions are very bad, but we have the experts search and rescue team here so the search will go on into the night, but we would like to ask members of the public not to come because of the conditions.
"The main thing is to find this boy, so we will keep searching until he is found or until it becomes impossible for us to carry on."
They will then split up into teams of 3 and comb the fields in the hope of finding George, who has now been missing for nearly 6 hours— @DorsetEchoLee 01 September 2014
Dorset Search and Rescue will start their search off from the point where George went missing.— @DorsetEchoLee 01 September 2014
It is understood search teams are unable to use a helicopter to conduct thermal imaging because conditions are too poor.
Insp Colin Bell has asked members of the public not to come and join the search mission as 'conditions are too dangerous'— @DorsetEchoLee 01 September 2014
Dorset Search and Rescue have just arrived on scene. Now coordinating their search area with police and coastguards http://t.co/WVT1mLYQhY— @DorsetEchoLee 01 September 2014
Here is a video with Insp Colin Bell talking about the search
Here are some images from the search
Dorset Search and Rescue team now on the way to join the search— @DorsetEchoLee 01 September 2014
It's understood that the search area is going to move across towards Weymouth shortly.
More police officers have now arrived to help with the search http://t.co/ylfdc5xYH0— @DorsetEchoLee 01 September 2014
You can read everything we know so far here
Insp Colin Bell said that the police helicopter has now left the scene due to the poor weather conditions and poor visibility— @DorsetEchoLee 01 September 2014
Reporter Lee Irving is on the scene of the search.
He has spoken to Insp Colin Bell of Dorset Police.
Insp Bell said officers are becoming increasingly concerned for George's welfare.
He has camped at the area before and knows it quite well.
George was walking along the coast path with his family when he ran off at around 1.30pm today.
There have been two sightings at Ringstead Bay but George is described as quite fit and officers are unsure how far he could have walked.
George is described as white, five feet three inches tall with short blond hair.
He is wearing an Hawaiin t-shirt, black shorts with braces, sandals and a gem stone bracelet.
Anyone who sees George is urged to call 999.