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Statement on behalf of the family of 2-year-old Chase Martens

For Immediate Release

Today, the family of Chase Martens is completely devastated as they come to grips with the tragic loss of their little boy.

They would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the RCMP, Manitoba Fire Commissioner and the caring and generous community volunteers who searched around the clock in the search for Chase. While they are completely heartbroken, they have been overwhelmed by the love and kindness our community has shown their family.

At this time Chase’s family is asking for privacy as they grieve with their young children.


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