Cleo Smith rescue makes front pages all over the world

Her discovery in a home in Carnarvon overnight has made international news, especially in the UK.

The news is the top story on the BBC home page, as well as on The Times and The Guardian.

Cleo Smith's rescue was the top story on the BBC.
Cleo Smith’s rescue was the top story on the BBC. (BBC)

“Girl, 4, snatched from tent in the outback found after 17-day search,” the Times headline read.

The story is also front page news on the Irish Independent and US news website CNN, and is top of the page on New Zealand sites.

Her rescue has also been reported on German sites Der Spiegel, Deutsche Welle, RND and Suddeutsche Zeitung.

And the news is being reported in countries like Uruguay and Chile.

Cleo Smith's rescue was reported on television in Chile.
Cleo Smith’s rescue was reported on television in Chile. (CIV Noticias)


  • At 12.46am (AWST) overnight, police broke into a locked home in Carnarvon, Western Australia, where four-year-old Cleo Smith was found alive and well. 
  • A 36-year-old man was found not far from the home, and has been taken into custody. He is assisting police with inquiries. 
  • Police have said the man has no connection with Cleo Smith’s family. 
  • Investigators were acting on information received that night, but it has not been disclosed yet what led them to that address. 
  • Cleo has been reunited with her family. 

The news has also been celebrated by celebrities overseas.

Eight out of Ten Cats Does Countdown host Rachel Riley expressed her relief via Twitter.

‘My name is Cleo’: The search for the missing four-year-old

Tonight on Channel 9 at 8.40pm Finding Cleo: A Nine News Special will have all the latest updates from a remarkable day. Watch live on Channel Nine or 9Now here

Source: 9News

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