The two women who found 5-year-old Jocelyn Lewis have revealed their story of how they found her in the middle of song long grass after a day of searching.
Jocelyn Lewis had been missing for 22 hours, but it was announced that she was found yesterday afternoon by Kylie Maudsley and Bree Johnson. They were looking out in an industrial area in Worongary, south of Nerang when she appeared on Spall Street in Carrara.
Though they had been looking in the area before, they had been looking on the other side of the M1 so decided to go back for 'one last look' on the other side. And it was lucky they did!
“It was a big field, and I just said ‘Jocelyn’ and she stood up,” Kylie Maudsley told The Courier Mail.
“She just said ‘Here I am’. I just called out once and she just stood up. It was a needle in a haystack. It was in the middle of the highway and a railroad track.”
The women said they were so shocked to find her, and even thought it might have been 'instinct' that drew them to the location.
“She said that she was cold and hungry,” Bree Johnson said.
“I’m just amazed at how well she was. They carried her back, she had little cuts and bruises.
“Her little toes were bleeding but she was fine.”
According to The Brisbane Times, her father was over the moon to have her back, and thanked the community, the SES and police force for their hard work searching for her.
"I was getting very concerned it was going to go the other way," he said.
"Even though I am buggered that is why I came out here, to thank the community for everything they have done, that is how she found. Just goes to show when you rally together, how well we can do.
"I am going to clean her up and give her a good meal, all of us, we haven't eaten."