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Chase Martens' parents thank searchers

Chase Martens’ parents thank searchers

Two-year-old Chase Martens went missing from his family’s yard in Austin March 22.

Two-year-old Chase Martens went missing from his family’s yard in Austin March 22.

Searchers look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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Searchers look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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Searchers look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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Searchers look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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A crew of searchers on ATVs head out to look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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Searchers look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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RCMP Sgt. Bert Paquet talks to media to update the public as searchers look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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A nearby property owner to the Martens home to horseback alongside her dogs in her search efforts Thursday to find missing two-year-old Chase Martens. (Matt Hermiz/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network)

RCMP Sgt. Bert Paquet talks to media to update the public as searchers look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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Searchers look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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Searchers look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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Searchers inspect a ditch on the side of Road 72, west of the Martens family house while looking for two-year-old Chase Martens on Thursday March 24, 2016. (Matt Hermiz/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network)

RCMP Sgt. Bert Paquet talks to media to update the public as searchers look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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RCMP Sgt. Bert Paquet talks to media to update the public as searchers look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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Searchers continued combing open fields Thursday in hopes of finding two-year-old Chase Martens. (Matt Hermiz/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network)

Searchers continued combing fields for signs of two-year-old Chase Martens on Thursday March 24, 2016. (Matt Hermiz/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network)

Searchers look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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RCMP Sgt. Bert Paquet talks to media to update the public as searchers look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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RCMP Sgt. Bert Paquet talks to media to update the public as searchers look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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Searchers look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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A man heads out on ATV from the Martens home Thursday morning. Searchers continued combing open fields Thursday in hopes of finding two-year-old Chase Martens. (Matt Hermiz/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network) (Matt Hermiz/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network)

Two searchers approach a flooded area while combing a field for signs of two-year-old Chase Martens on Thursday March 24, 2016. (Matt Hermiz/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network)

Searchers look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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A bus load of searchers heads out past a checkpoint to look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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Searchers look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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Searchers look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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Searchers look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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RCMP Sgt. Bert Paquet talks to media to update the public as searchers look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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RCMP Sgt. Bert Paquet talks to media to update the public as searchers look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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Search teams look through a farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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The parents of missing two-year-old boy Chase Martens, Destiny Turner and Thomas Martens, spoke to media Thursday evening. (Matt Hermiz/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network)

The parents of missing two-year-old boy Chase Martens, Destiny Turner and Thomas Martens, spoke to media Thursday evening. (Matt Hermiz/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network)

The parents of missing two-year-old boy Chase Martens, Destiny Turner and Thomas Martens, spoke to media Thursday evening. (Matt Hermiz/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network)

The parents of missing two-year-old boy Chase Martens, Destiny Turner and Thomas Martens, spoke to media Thursday evening. (Matt Hermiz/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network)

The parents of missing two-year-old boy Chase Martens, Destiny Turner and Thomas Martens, spoke to media Thursday evening. (Matt Hermiz/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network)

Searchers look through farmers’ field and ditches hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Thursday, March 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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Volunteers search through a farmers’ field hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Friday, March 25, 2016. An overnight snowfall is making the search, a race against time in locating the missing bow, even more difficult. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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Volunteers search through a farmers’ field hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Friday, March 25, 2016. An overnight snowfall is making the search, a race against time in locating the missing bow, even more difficult. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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A volunteer searches through a farmers’ field ditch hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Friday, March 25, 2016. An overnight snowfall is making the search, a race against time in locating the missing bow, even more difficult. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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RCMP officers talk to a home owner just north of Chase Martens’ home near Austin, Man., on Friday, March 25, 2016. First responders and volunteers continue the search for 2-year-old Chase Martens, who went missing from his family home Tuesday evening. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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Volunteers search through a farmers’ field ditch hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Friday, March 25, 2016. An overnight snowfall is making the search, a race against time in locating the missing bow, even more difficult. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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Responders carry a litter with an injured search and rescue volunteer out of the bush near Austin, Man., on Friday, March 25, 2016. An overnight snowfall is making the search more difficult volunteers who continue a search for 2-year-old Chase Martens, who went missing from his family home Tuesday evening. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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Volunteers search through a ditch beside a farmers’ field hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Friday, March 25, 2016. An overnight snowfall is making the search, a race against time in locating the missing bow, even more difficult. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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Volunteers search through thick brush and continue to look through farmers’ fields and ditches hoping to find two-year-old Chase Martens just north of Austin, Friday, March 25, 2016. Martens went missing from his family home Tuesday evening. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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A volunteer searches through a farmers’ field ditch hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Friday, March 25, 2016. An overnight snowfall is making the search, a race against time in locating the missing bow, even more difficult. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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Volunteers search through a ditch beside a farmers’ field hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Friday, March 25, 2016. An overnight snowfall is making the search, a race against time in locating the missing bow, even more difficult. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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Volunteers search through a farmers’ field hoping to find 2 year old Chase Martens near Austin, Man., on Friday, March 25, 2016. An overnight snowfall is making the search, a race against time in locating the missing bow, even more difficult. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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RCMP Sgt. Bert Paquet spoke to media Saturday evening after it was confirmed the body of missing two-year-old boy Chase Martens was recovered earlier in the day. (Matt Hermiz/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network)

Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner truck leaves the Martens home Saturday. (Matt Hermiz/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network)

RCMP Sgt. Bert Paquet spoke to media Saturday evening after it was confirmed the body of missing two-year-old boy Chase Martens was recovered earlier in the day. (Matt Hermiz/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network)

RCMP Sgt. Bert Paquet spoke to media Saturday evening after it was confirmed the body of missing two-year-old boy Chase Martens was recovered earlier in the day. (Matt Hermiz/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network)

RCMP Sgt. Bert Paquet speaks to media on the discovery of two-year-old Chase Martens’ body in a creek close to his home just north of Austin, Manitoba on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Martens went missing from his family home Tuesday evening. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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RCMP Sgt. Bert Paquet walks across a country road to update media on the discovery of two-year-old Chase Martens’ body in a creek close to his home just north of Austin, Manitoba on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Martens went missing from his family home Tuesday evening. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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A look at Pine Creek where it passes Highway 34, just south of Road 72 where the Martens family home. (Matt Hermiz/TheGraphic/Postmedia Network)

Volunteers leave the Martens’ residence as RCMP Sgt. Bert Paquet speaks to media on the discovery of two-year-old Chase Martens’ body in a creek close to his home just north of Austin, Manitoba on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Martens went missing from his family home Tuesday evening. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods


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