Manitoba men killed in fall through ice
October 22, 2020, 2:19 pm
Two young men, aged 17 and 18, died when they fell through the ice Wednesday.
On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at approximately 2:45 am, Portage la Prairie RCMP received a report of two unknown males attempting to enter a residence on Cherry Road in Delta, Manitoba.
The males indicated to the homeowner that they were looking for a residence of someone they knew.
The homeowner was concerned and contacted police.
When police arrived on scene, the males had left the residence, but were still believed to be in the area. Officers began looking for the males when they heard calls of distress coming from the marsh area of the community.
RCMP Police Dog Services was called in to assist in locating the males.
Police were able to track the males into an ice-covered marsh area, where officers could see something had broken through the ice into the water.
The males, aged 18 from Brandon and 17 from Portage, did not resurface and are considered deceased.
The investigation continues.