Police investigating a reported child abduction at Otford now believe the incident did not occur.
An 11-year-old boy reported being pulled into a vehicle by two men about 5.30pm on Monday.
The boy told police the men drove him to a nearby lookout, before he escaped and ran home.
Officers from Wollongong launched an investigation, however it has now been determined that the information provided by the boy was false.
Police are still urging parents to speak with their children about safe people and safe places and to call triple-0 if they are concerned.