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Missing Boy Named

Posted by on 02/10/2014

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Police are now in a position to name the little boy missing since he was struck by a large wave at Mount Maunganui yesterday.

Jack Dixon was at the beach with his grandmother, aunt and cousins when he disappeared.

Jack turned five in September and his parents have spoken of his fondness for bikes, Lego and rugby.

Father Wayne Dixon and mother Karen Spargo have issued the following brief statement:

"We are shocked, upset, and lost at what has happened. We want to thank Police, lifeguards, and everyone who has done so much for us. We know there is so much community support, and we're truly touched. Jack will be missed by everyone who knew him. We just want him to come home."

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Massive Search Underway For Missing Boy   posted 02/10/2014

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