The household of a young lady found dead in a dam on a property in western Queensland delight in remembered the toddler as a “special dinky lady”.
Two-year-customary Ruby Gulliver turned into as soon as remaining seen playing with a dog shut to a dwelling on a 1500 hectare property in Tara, 300km west of Brisbane about 3pm on Monday afternoon.
When her mother observed she turned into as soon as missing, chums, household and neighbours instantly launched a search effort. Police, the Utter Emergency Companies and diversified emergency services arrived at the moment and were later joined by Polair, police dogs and police divers.
Ruby’s body turned into as soon as recovered from a dam, 70 metres from the dwelling, about 1am on Tuesday morning.
Police said there are now not any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.
In an announcement to 7 Information, Ruby’s father Trent said his daughter turned into as soon as “always smiling and laughing.”
“Likelihood is you’ll per chance well per chance also no longer delight in asked for (a) greater dinky one,” he said.
“She turned into as soon as beefy of vitality, smiling and laughing.”
Her aunt, Alisha Manning, said in a social media post Ruby turned into as soon as a “ravishing dinky lady”.
“Words can no longer explain how heartbroken I am upright now – this kind of astonishing dinky lady taken from us blueprint too soon,” she wrote.
“I like you so mighty and I circulation over you fancy crazy … I retain thinking that is no longer accurate and it’s all a dream nonetheless it absolutely’s no longer.
“I will inspect after your mum and pa and dinky sister. Cruise excessive infant lady, you grew your wings blueprint too early.”
Search and Rescue co-ordinator Inspector Terry McCullough praised the neighborhood for their efforts in trying to find Ruby.
“Instantly the chums and neighbours began searching,” he said.
“There were nicely in diagram over 100 (folk involved in the quest effort).
“Right here is clearly extraordinarily unhappy information for everyone involved, and our condolences crawl to the household and neighborhood at huge. They’re very shut knit.”
Inspector McCullough said it turned into as soon as a timely reminder for folks to “closely supervise” children spherical initiate our bodies of water.
“Clearly it’s of large jam when a dinky one so young goes missing in rural scub areas where there would possibly maybe be our bodies of water, fancy farm dams,” he said.
“Right here is a truly tragic thing, nonetheless it absolutely’s no longer the main time it’s took situation.
“There are our bodies of water that aren’t true, (you delight in to) be extra vigilant with small children.”
A file will be willing for the coroner.