Wednesday, 15 August 2018 14:01

Tragic accident claims life of Bow Island youth

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A Bow Island area youth lost his life on Tuesday as a result of a tragic accident.


A notice on the Town of Bow Island Facebook page reads, "As some of you may be aware, a tragic accident took the life of a grade 6 Bow Island student on Tuesday. These sudden and unexpected tragedies can greatly impact a community and our young people as they mourn the loss of a friend. Prairie Rose (School Division), in conjunction with the Town of Bow Island, has set up family counseling supports today at the Community Room of the Town Office. Additional days will be added if required. A family support worker will be on hand to assist those who need it. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the Bow Island community."
Bow Island mayor Gordon Reynolds offered the following words on behalf of himself, council and staff:
"The Town of Bow Island is in shock and grief today at loss of a young member of our community. We offer our condolences and prayers to the Porteous and Laidlaw families."
Further information will be provided when it is made available to the media.

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Matthew Liebenberg


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