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Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, were last seen near the remote northern community of Gillam, Manitoba.
More than three dozen officers descended onto the tiny town, believing they were hiding in the woods.
Police now say the pair may have been helped by a civilian who did not recognise them to leave the area.
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I somehow don't understand the last sentence.
"The pair may have been helped by a civilian who did not recognise them to leave the area".
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