When the words "missing child" appear in a Facebook post, many are inclined to share it – sometimes long after the child has been located.
Amber Alerts can sometimes be over within hours of the original post. But if you share the first post and not the update, those reports can keep spreading for days, weeks and even months after a child is found.
A 66-year-old man who went missing after falling into the ice near Peter Lake in northern Saskatchewan has been found dead.
Wallaston Lake RCMP said in a release that just before 4 p.m. Tuesday they got a call that two men had fallen through the ice that morning. The call came from a cabin owner who saw two men driving separate snowmobiles on a river near Peter Lake when they both fell into the water.
Regina police located a 10-year-old boy who hadn't been seen since Friday.
A family member reported Allan Joseph Pascal-Wolfe missing late Tuesday night. That person told police that the boy was last seen leaving his home on the 1400 block of Rae Street for school on Friday. Police said he wasn't believed to be in danger but wanted to make sure he was in a warm, safe place.
Shortly after reaching out to the public for help in the search Wednesday, police said the boy had been found.
Regina police have tracked down a missing 14-year-old girl.
Brittney Gillespie hadn't been seen since Nov. 5 when she was at a home in the 900 block of Rae Street in Regina. Police said they wanted to track down the Moose-Jaw girl to make sure she was ok.
Five missing teens have been found after going missing on Reindeer Lake last Thursday.
Early Monday afternoon, RCMP said a search and rescue team spotted five individuals on the shore of Malcolm Island on Reindeer Lake. A rescue boat picked them up on one side of the island, and brought them to a small airstrip on the other side.
Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) brought the teens home to Southend in two trips. They were all safely back as of 4:50 p.m.
Five children have gone missing in the Reindeer Lake area just outside of Southend.
Southend RCMP report that they were notified on Thursday night that two girls and three boys between the ages of 13 and 17 were missing after they failed to return from a trip to Reindeer Lake.
A major search is now underway involving community volunteers, Civil Aviation Search and Rescue, and RCMP officers.
Officers report that bad weather has hampered the search so far.
Regina police have tracked down two missing brothers.
Zane Wright, 11, and Hunter Wright, 13, were reported missing on Nov. 7. They hadn't been seen since the day before when they left a home on the 1800 block of Albert Street.
The Regina Police Service said there was no reason to believe the brothers were in danger, however, they were vulnerable because of their ages.
Zane was located on Nov. 11 and Hunter was found the following day. Police thank the public for their help finding the brothers.
He wanted attention on a map of Muscowpetung Saulteaux First Nation that came into his possession and more importantly, the missing little girl the map claims to locate -- Tamra Keepness.
Police have taken a look at the area in a map posted online which claims to show the location of missing girl Tamra Keepness.
The map was posted on Reddit.com and appears to show part of the Muscowpetung Saulteaux First Nation by Pasqua Lake. The post also said "check the wells."
Regina police have now asked RCMP to take a preliminary look at the area depicted in a map posted to Reddit.com which claims to show the location of Tamra Keepness.
The decision came after a day of deciding how to follow up on the questionable online post.
“You don’t just simply jump up and commit major resources to something that might simply be a hoax,” said Elizabeth Popowich, a spokesperson for the Regina Police Service. She added that a search could be “disruptive” to people on the Muscowpetung First Nation.