SAFE: Missing Yanco schoolboys spark large-scale search

UPDATED: POLICE have praised the efforts of the public after a large-scale search for three missing Yanco schoolboys had a happy ending on Wednesday night.

Following an operation involving the dog unit and Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA), it was discovered during the evening the teenagers were with a relative and would attend a police station to confirm their safety.

William Blake, Troy Klystra and Mitchell Cattle were last seen on the grounds of Yanco Agricultural High School on Euroley Road near Yanco at 9am on Tuesday. 

They were reported missing about 7.15pm that night, when staff at the boarding school notified police. 

William and Troy are both 15, while Mitchell is 16. 

Police thanked the VRA and other volunteers involved in the search, while also highlighting the efforts of the public in helping track down the boys.

A department of education spokesman on Wednesday said every effort was being taken to find the boys. 


The dog squad has been called in as a large-scale search for three missing Yanco teenagers gets under way.

William Blake, Troy Klystra and Mitchell Cattle were last seen on the grounds of a Yanco Agricultural High School on Euroley Road near Yanco at 9am on Tuesday.

They were reported missing around 7.15pm that night, when staff at the boarding school notified police.

William and Troy are both 15, while Mitchell is 16.

Police from Griffith Local Area Command, the NSW Police dog unit and personnel from the Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA) launched an extensive search of the surrounding area in an effort to locate the missing teenagers.

Members of the public who may know anything about the boys' disappearance are urged to get in touch with investigators.

William is described as Caucasian appearance with a slight build. He is 170cm tall and is believed to be wearing a grey hoodie, yellow t-shirt and blue cowboy boots.

Troy is described as Caucasian appearance with a slight build. He is 175cm tall and wearing a blue work shirt, khaki trousers and work boots

Mitchell  is described as Caucasian appearance. He is 175cm tall and was last seen wearing a blue polo shirt, khaki trousers and work boots.

Anyone with information about their whereabouts should contact Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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