RCMP identify two-year-old boy who died after falling from tractor

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Police say his body was found in a field near Lund Avenue

The RCMP in Manitoba have identified a two-year-old boy who died after falling from a tractor in the municipality of Quispamsis.

The child’s body was found in a field near Lund Avenue, east of the town of Lakeland just before 6pm on Wednesday.

A 35-year-old man and two other adults are in custody in relation to the incident, police said. The RCMP, the RCMP C-Division Collision and Enforcement and the Canadian police watchdog, known as the SIU, are investigating.

Police had responded to reports that a man had fallen from the tractor and was unresponsive.

Steven McKee, the assistant chief with the Prairie Municipal Public Safety Program, said the cause of death was not yet known.

McKee said the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is best-suited to investigate, but provincial police are in charge of field and agricultural police in the area.

“In this instance, since it involved a tractor and an accident, a province officer is involved in the investigation,” McKee said.

Residents in Quispamsis responded to the incident with comforting hugs and muffled sobbing. The crash had residents worried over what to do with their baby animals.

Tori Thomas, 37, described the impact as “hard. Strong.”

“When I found out, it was a shock. It’s not good,” she said. “He’s an innocent baby.”

Two-year-old Trent Adams leaves after a vigil in Fort Erie, Ont. Photograph: Adrian Wyld/AP

More than 100 people gathered in Fort Erie, Ontario, to mourn and remember the two-year-old, Trent Adams, who went missing on Monday night.

His body was found a day later following a massive air and ground search.

There were also reports that the boy’s four-year-old sister was taken from the scene. There has been no official word on the condition of that girl.

A spokesperson for Quispamsis said the boy’s body was expected to be removed from the scene early on Thursday.

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