A report is being prepared for the Coroner after the body of a young boy was discovered in water at Chatsworth Island, about 60km north of Grafton.
Connor Elliott Graham was put to bed on Christmas night and his parents checked him about 3.30am to find him sleeping.
The four-year-old was reported missing just after 7am yesterday (December 26) when his parents discovered he was not in his bed.
A search was initiated and involved police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command, Dog Unit, PolAir and volunteers.
About 4.15pm, the boy’s body was discovered drowned in the Clarence River, which surrounds the island.