Canadian police have recovered the bodies of four people, including a newborn, in a snow-covered field on the US border. The bodies were recovered on Wednesday. Officials say they may have died as a result of the severe cold.
Manitoba Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Assistant Commissioner Jan McLachy said at a news conference on Thursday that the bodies had been recovered.
The rescued bodies include a man, a woman, a teenager and a newborn baby. The bodies were found near Emerson in the Manitoba area on Wednesday.
U.S. officials said the dead were believed to be from an Indian family. They may have been trying to enter the United States.
The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol team issued a warning to Canadian police around 9:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday. They said a group of people had been arrested while crossing the border through the area. The area is known for illegal intrusions.
A U.S. official told the Canadian team that a man with neonatal equipment had been arrested. But no child was found with him. The Canadian police then conducted a search. The bodies of four people, including a newborn, were found 12 meters away from the US border at around 1.30 pm local time.