Five youths that escaped from the Agassiz Youth Centre late last week were successfully located by Portage la Prairie RCMP.

On Friday, May 29th, police responded to reports of six young offenders attempting to escape the facility.

Five of the youths were successful in escaping under the fence and running off — but were located and arrested shortly after with the help of a drone and canine unit.

Five male youths, between the ages of 15 and 18, are charged with Escape Lawful Custody and Prison Breach.

The investigation is ongoing.