23 Nov 2013

Missing boy found dead in pool

6:09 am on 23 November 2013

A missing autistic boy has been found dead in a swimming pool near his home in the Manawatu town of Feilding.

William Archer.

William Archer. Photo: NZ POLICE

Police say the body of 11-year-old William Archer was found about 11.15pm on Friday.

They say he went missing from a family address in North Street.

Searchers had been looking for him since about 3pm.

The death will be referred to the coroner.