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Huge search under way for missing boy with Down syndrome

Police search for the missing boy. Photo: Anders Andersson/TT

Published: 07.Nov.2018 11:54 hrs

Around 1,000 people are searching for a 12-year-old boy with Down syndrome who went missing on Tuesday afternoon.

Dante disappeared while walking the dog near his home in Tröingeberg, Falkenberg, at 5pm on Tuesday. The dog was later found.

"The parents don't think the boy knows the way home by himself," said police spokesperson Peter Adlersson.

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