Three-year-old girl missing in Queensland

Police are searching for a three-year-old girl who went missing in Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
Police are searching for a three-year-old girl who went missing in Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

An urgent appeal for help has been issued to find a three-year-old girl who went missing at the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

The girl with blonde curly hair was wearing long white pants and a light pink shirt when she went missing from a home at Cootharaba, near Noosa, at about 3.30pm on Monday.

Police helicopters were brought in during the afternoon and evening to help assist with the search.

The girl's grandmother took to a local Facebook group to call for assistance in the search.

"Any help would be greatly appreciated but we (sic) just been told police won't bring in divers until tomorrow ... so if there are any divers out there that would like to search dams tonight thanks," she posted on Monday night.

Just after 8pm Queensland Police posted on Facebook that "significant resources" had been deployed to the search and no more people were needed.

"Police wish to offer their sincerest thanks to all the wonderful community members offering to come out and assist with the search," Queensland Police wrote.

"At this stage we have significant resources allocated to the location of this little girl, and do not require any additional people."

Police asked the community to "keep the family in your thoughts".

Volunteers were sent home at 9pm but at just after 10pm police were still on scene and actively searching, a Queensland Police spokeswoman told AAP.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen the girl near Cootharaba Road and Kabi Road to come forward.

Australian Associated Press