Please pray for his family.
2-year-old was last seen playing outside Austin, Manitoba, home at about 6 p.m. Tuesday
Chase Martens search: Toddler 'vanished without a trace,' says dad
Searchers in 'race against time' for missing Manitoba boy Chase Martens.
Chase Martens is described as 2½ feet tall and 30 pounds with blue eyes and light brown hair. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket, black splash pants, a red hat and boots that light up as he walks. (Courtesy RCMP)
The search for missing toddler Chase Martens resumes today in rural Manitoba.
The two-year-old boy went missing Tuesday from his farm home near Austin, Man., about 120 kilometres west of Winnipeg.
Dozens of volunteers fanned out across fields and wooded areas around the community Thursday. Searchers formed tight clusters and scoured pasture land late into the evening.
On Friday, volunteers came together at about 9 a.m. CT and continued the search, RCMP Sgt. Bert Paquet said.
|The search for two-year-old Chase Martens resumed near Austin, Man., Friday morning. (Riley Laychuk/CBC)|
As a teen in Nova Scotia, I helped search for a toddler, smaller than Chase, whom we found about a mile and a half deep into the woods.
After a couple weeks of warm weather, temperatures have dropped below zero in the Austin area each night since the boy was reported missing, prompting search and rescue officials to issue an urgent plea for help in the search from residents in and around the community.
|Manitobans search for missing toddler Chase Martens through snow, darkness Thursday night|
The toddler is described as 2½ feet tall and 30 pounds, with blue eyes and light brown hair. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket, black splash pants, a red hat and boots that light up as he walks.
RCMP are asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact their local police department.
|Searchers line up to walk through some brush as part of Thursday's efforts to find Chase Martens. (Trevor Brine/CBC)|
Police say there is no evidence to indicate an abduction. Yesterday's search occurred 25 years to the day after the disappearance of 4 year old Michael Dunahee from a park in Victoria, British Columbia. Not trace of him has ever been found.
Michael Dunahee at 4 Composite of what Michael might look like today