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RCMP say 2 snowmobilers in Manitoba die from exposure

Thompson RCMP say the three went out on Tuesday but their machines stopped working. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lee Brown

Police believe two men died of exposure after they and another man went snowmobiling near a remote community in northwestern Manitoba.

Thompson RCMP say the three went out on Tuesday but their machines stopped working.

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Mounties say the men began walking back to the First Nations community of Lac Brochet but got separated in bad weather.

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A 31-year-old man made it back, but a 26-year-old and a 20-year-old did not.

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RCMP says searchers found them dead a day later not far from the community, which is more than 1,000 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg.

Investigators believe the deaths are not criminal.

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