The shack owners who helped police in their search for Cleo Smith by handing over crucial CCTV evidence that captured the little girl’s voice have described the harrowing hours after she first went missing.
Dave Sadecky and his wife spent Saturday morning at a nearby beach, but when he finally reached phone reception he was flooded with more than 20 panicked phone calls as word of Cleo’s mysterious disappearance spread.
The life-long Carnarvon residents wasted no time in jumping on quadbikes and joining the desperate search, flanked by helicopters overhead in something Mr Sadecky said was “like a Mad Max film”.
The couple left Miaboolya Beach — one hour south of Quobba Point by car — and spent the next two hours scouring the coastline between the two spots.
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