SEARCHERS FIND MISS­ING GIRL IN SNOW FAR FROM HOME

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If the search for a miss­ing girl in cen­tral Saskatchewan went on just a few hours longer, RCMP say the out­come may have been tragic. When a mother re­turned home in Bank­end around 5:13 p.m., her sick 11-year-old daugh­ter wasn’t there but she saw foot­prints lead­ing from the house. She searched the area, said RCMP Cpl. Rob King, then called po­lice. Al­though the girl was dressed for win­ter, the con­di­tions were wors­en­ing. “It was about -15 C ... dark­ness is start­ing to fall, it was start­ing to snow,” King said. Two hours in, a lo­cal vol­un­teer spot­ted a set of foot­prints just out­side the search area. He found the girl col­lapsed face-down in the snow more than six kilo­me­tres from Bank­end. The girl was taken to hos­pi­tal and treated for hy­pother­mia and in­juries re­lated to ex­po­sure.

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