MISSING MUDGEERABA TEEN FOUND SAFE AND WELL

Missing Mudgeeraba teenager, Samuel Hitch, has been found safe and well in Sydney.

The 16-year-old, who has autism, was located by police at Darling Harbour this afternoon, 800-kilometres from the Gold Coast.

He’d walked to Tweed Heads on Saturday, before catching a bus to Casino, and then a train south.

“I got a phone call from one of the police officers saying, Megan we’ve got him and I said no! I thought it was prank call but it was her saying no it’s him, it’s him we’ve got him. It’s definitely him.”

His family says his disappearance was out of character.