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Suns happy to help search for Joceyln

AAP logoAAP 26/07/2016 Ed Jackson

Gold Coast players ditching training to join the hunt for a missing girl on Monday was not a hard decision to make, defender Steven May says.

The Suns have been praised for joining the hundreds of locals who took to the streets of the Gold Coast in the quest to find five-year-old Jocelyn Lewis.

May said teammate David Swallow had broken the news at a team meeting and suggested they should help out.

"It was a no-brainer really," May said.

"A girl had gone missing in our vicinity, we pride ourselves on being a community-based club and that's the culture we're trying to breed here."

Coaching staff agreed to let the players ditch training to pound the streets.

While the Suns' attempts didn't bear fruit, May said the news Jocelyn had been found safe and well by two women shortly after they returned to their training complex was a relief to all.

"We were still pretty devastated because no-one had found her and then we got the news and it obviously lightened up the gym and the boys finished the day off well."

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