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RCMP Resume Search for Chase Martens, Will Use Drones

Chase Martens Search
Volunteers search through a farmers’ field hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Friday, March 25, 2016. An overnight snowfall is making the search, a race against time in locating the missing bow, even more difficult. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)
Chase Martens
Chase Martens (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP and volunteers are continuing their search for a missing two-year-old boy west of Winnipeg.

Chase Martens was last seen Tuesday evening playing in his family’s yard near Austin, Manitoba.

RCMP suspended their search late Thursday, but trained search and rescue personnel and volunteers resumed efforts Friday morning.

RCMP drones will be used to assist in photographing and mapping the search area.

“The RCMP reminds anyone operating an aircraft around Austin, MB to avoid the search area as directed by the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM). Small aircraft entering the search zone will result in the grounding of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles),” a news release said.

Further updates on the search will be provided later today on the RCMP’s Twitter account.

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