Fort Smith teen found safe

Updated Sept. 17: 9:30 a.m.

Shamus Martin has been found safe once again.

Police did not say where the 14-year-old was found.

This was the third time Martin was reported missing in little over a week.

CKLB asked RCMP if police can prevent this type of situation from repeating itself.

“Yes, this has occurred multiple times, but we must investigate each report thoroughly,” said Marie York-Condon, RCMP spokesperson. “Public assistance quite often provides information that may assist investigators in locating the whereabouts of a person, so we appreciate the public’s assistance.”


Below is the previous version of this story:

Fort Smith RCMP is once again asking for help in finding 14-year-old Shamus Martin.

This is the third time the teenager has gone missing in little over a week.

Martin was last seen near Poppy Crescent in Fort Smith the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 15.

He was wearing blue jeans, a red t-shirt, a white hat and black jacket.

Martin has dark brown hair and brown eyes. He is six feet, three inches tall and weighs about 160 lbs.

Anyone with information on his location can call Fort Smith RCMP at 872-1111, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to francis@cklbradio.com