Aviation: Amber Alert Cancels As Child Found At Canadian Border

Americas Amber Alert News Center (Texas USA) CBSA – NOVEMBER 18, 2004 -
14:15 ET

CBSA: Runaway Recovered at Fort Frances Border Crossing

FORT FRANCES, ONTARIO (CCN Matthews Nov. 18, 2004) A 14 year-old runaway
was returned home safely yesterday thanks to due diligence exercised by
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers at the Port of Fort Frances.

Late yesterday afternoon, a vehicle with Kansas plates carrying an adult
male and a 14 year-old female attempted to enter Canada through Fort
Frances. After initial questioning by an officer, the occupants were
referred for further questioning concerning admissibility.

During this process, it was discovered that the underaged female was the
subject of an amber alert, being a runaway from her residence in the
state of Kansas.

The runaway was subsequently returned to the local authorities in the
United States. The adult driver of the vehicle was not permitted entry
into Canada.

“We are extremely proud of the role we play,” said Greg Mercure, Chief of
Operations for Fort Frances. “Being vigilant and watchful for the
children we come in contact with and working closely with all our
partners in law enforcement and other nonprofit organizations is vital in
recovering missing children,” concluded Mercure.

As part of the Our Missing Children program, CBSA officers help to locate
and reunite many missing or abducted children with their lawful parents
or guardians each year. Since the program started in 1986, CBSA officers
have recovered nearly 1300 children.

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