Make a Wish Australia: 'Iron Boy' saves reporter in daring rescue mission

A young boy with cystic fibrosis has been 'recruited' by police to become Iron Boy and help rescue a reporter held hostage by an evil supervillain.

This remarkable staged event has been organised by charity Make A Wish Australia who, in collaboration with the New South Wales Police, helped nine-year-old Domenic live out his dream of being a superhero.

Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione released a video, urging Iron Boy to help save the reporter from the clutches of the evil Ultron.

"Iron Boy we need your help." He said.

Aided by a suit modeled on Marvel Superhero Tony Stark's Iron Man, Domenic battled henchmen and was able to rescue Ms Joy from Sydney's Clark Island in a matter of hours.

Domenic was presented with his Iron Boy suit at NSW police HQ before starting out on his mission.

Domenic is presented with his Stark Industries armour. Credit: NSW Police

Grinning broadly, the young lad donned the high-tech armour, telling police and gathered media he was "ready to get down to business".

Domenic beams as he suits up in his Iron Boy armour. Credit: Make a Wish Australia

Tony Stark himself (Robert Downey Jr) tweeted his support of Iron Boy as the mission began:

"Sent a very special boy on a top secret mission today. Go get ‘em, Domenic!" He wrote.

Aided by his brother, "Captain Rhodes", Iron Boy was soon ready to take on the might of Ultron and was ready to launch into action.

Joining in on the fun, NSW Premier Mike Baird said that Iron Boy is Sydney’s "only hope".

After landing on Clark Island, Iron Boy made short shrift of Ultron's henchmen and quickly found - and freed - Hope Joy.

Ms Joy's rescue was all in a day's work for Iron Boy. Credit: Make A Wish

But as he freed the reported, further reports emerged that Ultron had been spotted near City Hall.

"It's a great opportunity to do something for a little boy and obviously give back to the community," Assistant Commissioner Lanyon told the press in Australia.

Make a Wish Australia grants "the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy," according to their website.