Antwun Crow.
Antwun Crow.

Family pays tribute to boy Antwun who drowned in creek

THE boy who drowned in a Sunshine Coast creek has been described as a loveable ball of energy by his family.

Four-year-old Antwun Crow died after he was found floating face down in Currimundi Creek on Wednesday night.

Antwun, who had autism, was reported missing from his Wurtulla home about 7.30pm and discovered in the water near Noel Burns Park a short time later.

His grandfather Les Crow said he was inquisitive by nature and was constantly on the go.

"You've got to keep your eye on them 24 hours a day, seven days a week, because when they go, they go," he said.

Mr Crow said his grandson was loved by the whole family.

"He couldn't talk but he was a lovely kid and he was so close to his dad," he said.

A small search party including police began scouring the nearby area when Antwun was reported missing.

Local residents reported hearing a deafening howl of grief when family members found Antwun in the creek, five metres from shore.

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He was blue in the face when he was pulled from the water and neighbours performed CPR on him for an

estimated 25 minutes before an ambulance arrived, but he could not be revived.

The boy's father Ben was too distraught yesterday to talk to the media, while his mother Antoinette had

returned to Toowoomba to be in the care of her family.

The family moved to the Sunshine Coast from Toowoomba three months ago because of the availability of better care for Antwun.

He was the second-youngest of four children.

His older brother Tre posted a touching tribute to his brother on his Facebook page.

"My beautiful parents, they gave their lives for their children," he said.

TRAGIC DEATH: Four-year-old Antwun Crow was found floating face down in Currimundi Creek on Wednesday night.
TRAGIC DEATH: Four-year-old Antwun Crow was found floating face down in Currimundi Creek on Wednesday night. Kristy Muir

"No matter how restless they became, they never gave up. Every day was a journey for them and they loved

every moment of it, but the journey isn't over yet.

"To see the look on their faces when I saw them, it was just heartbreaking.

"I just wish all of this wasn't true. It's already

unbelievable to think that I lost such a big part in my life, a big part in all of our lives.

"No matter what the circumstances were, we all loved Antwun so very deeply, and we still do."



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