Body of teen boy found near Qld waterfalls

A search is underway on the Gold Coast for a missing boy at Cedar Creek Falls.
A search is underway on the Gold Coast for a missing boy at Cedar Creek Falls.

The body of a 13-year-old boy has been found five hours after he went missing while swimming at Cedar Creek Falls on the Gold Coast.

The 13-year-old and his friend went swimming near the falls at about 5pm on Thursday.

Queensland Police say the pair were under adult supervision at the time, but both got into trouble after getting into the water.

The friend made it back to shore, but the 13-year-old failed to resurface.

Emergency Services launched a search later on Thursday night.

The boy's body was found in the water and retrieved by police divers and swift-water rescue crews about 10pm.

Australian Associated Press