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2 teens dead after falling through ice near Portage la Prairie, police say

RCMP say two young men died after falling through the ice at a marsh in Delta, Man. early Wednesday.
RCMP say two young men died after falling through the ice at a marsh in Delta, Man. early Wednesday. Global News

Two young men are dead after police say they fell through the ice at a marsh area near Portage la Prairie, Man.

Portage la Prairie RCMP received reports that two unknown males were attempting to get into a home on Cherry Road in Delta, Man., around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday.

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The homeowner told police the two males said they were looking for the home of someone they knew.

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As they searched the area police say officers heard calls for help coming from the marsh where they noticed something broken through the ice into the water.

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The bodies of two males, a 17-year-old from Portage and an 18-year-old from Brandon, were recovered Thursday.

RCMP continue to investigate.

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