Police at the William Tyrell Dig site have drained the creek after installing a pump to lower the water level and uncovering areas for evidence of a missing child.
Hydrologist Professor John Ollie, who found the murder queensland The remains of schoolboy Daniel Morcombe in 2011, spent much of Thursday working around the now-cleared creek area.
The police are searching the soil to check the remains from the professor.
Rural Fire Service officials today finished clearing tons of underground and thin trees around creek bed edges before ‘creek bedding’.
Just before the operation began today, a team of 50 police, RFS and ambulance officers as well as civilian personnel and scientists posed for a group photo at the site and celebrated.
Then they put on gum shoes to walk in the bottom of the sewer.
An electric pump emptied a waterway from a creek near the Kendall property where William Tyrell went missing overnight on Thursday and the area is now clear for specialist work to begin
Hydrologist Professor John Olly (centre), who killed the remains of Queensland schoolboy Daniel Morcombe in 2011, spent most of Thursday working around the creek area that had been cleared so far.
NSW Police spent hours yesterday carefully combing a mess of cleared bushes in Kendall, NSW for clues to the disappearance of toddler William Tyrell in 201.
On Thursday night an electric pump emptied the waterway from the drain and now the area is cleared for Professor Ole to begin work.
It is one of three Kendall areas, including the home where William disappeared in 2014, being searched by Strike Force Rosanne.
The excavation site through which the now dry creek runs is about the size of two city-roof house blocks and is connected by a fire trail behind the roadside houses where William disappeared.
A few minutes before 9 a.m., Professor Oli was summoned to the edge of a pool of stagnant water, which passes through a culvert down Batter Creek Road and into the newly minted creek.
RFS officers informed police that they found an object – which looked like a piece of cloth or dark plastic – that had been washed away by the side of the stalled pool.
Professor Ole then inspected the piece, with police media telling Daily Mail Australia a few minutes later: ‘They found something but it is nothing’.
Fire officials are now working with chainsaws clearing a patch of road 100 meters from where the creek is being searched.
In 2011, Professor Ole spent two months at a site near Glasshouse Mountain, finding three bones and two shoes belonging to Daniel Morcombe, who was murdered in 2003.
At the site, which was subject to two major floods because the remains of a schoolboy were left there, 500 cubic meters of sand were removed.
After reducing the area by one meter to the same level, Professor Oli found a surface ‘fluctuating’ under which he discovered the boy’s remains.
Professor Ole told Daily Mail Australia that the Tyrrell discovery site was ‘more complex’ partly because it was over a larger area. He said items of interest could be washed up at neighboring properties on the site.
The search for the remains of missing three-year-old William Tyrell is entering its fifth day off the NSW central north coast as rain threatens to hamper search efforts.
On Friday, rain and thundershowers are expected over the central north coast.
A carefully preserved view on a patch of bushland near the home of William Tyrell’s foster grandmother in Kendall, where the three-year-old was last seen
Australian Federal Police officers on Thursday brought in ground-penetrating radar to scan a concrete slab at the Kendall property, but found no abnormalities beneath the surface
On Thursday, Australian Federal Police officers brought in ground-penetrating radar to scan a concrete slab at the Kendall property of the boy’s foster grandmother.
William disappeared from the property seven years ago, but the slab was placed after him. However, nothing was found under the slab.
This comes after theories investigated by the police that he may have fallen from the balcony on the property.
Earlier this week police also confiscated a Mazda that had previously belonged to a foster grandmother, who has since died.
The dead dogs have also reached the spot.
One of the last known photographs of William Tyrell taken on the day he disappeared from his foster grandmother’s home in Kendall, on the central north coast of NSW.
William Tyrell’s foster mother leaves her North Shore home in Sydney on Thursday. She and her husband were charged Wednesday with an unrelated alleged assault on an isolated child
The search continued in an area of the bush near the Kendall home, sparking excitement on Wednesday afternoon as police investigated an object that turned out to be unrelated.
The same day police charged the boy’s former foster parents with an unrelated alleged assault on an estranged child.
The pair are due to face court in Hornsby on Tuesday
Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday praised police officers investigating them, saying they had made a “huge infiltration” and would “never stop” in the investigation into the mysterious disappearance.