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Canadian hostage John Ridsdel was originally from Yorkton Saskatchewan.
Canadian hostage John Ridsdel was originally from Yorkton Saskatchewan. Photo from TVI Resource Development Website

Friend of Canadian John Ridsdel to continue efforts to save other hostages

By Adriana Christianson/CJME
April 25, 2016 - 5:48pm

The friend of a former Saskatchewan man who was brutally killed by terrorists is speaking out with the hope that the other three hostages do not meet the same fate.

Media reports say the man killed is confirmed to be Yorkton man John Ridsdel, right.
Media reports say the man killed is confirmed to be Yorkton man John Ridsdel, right. YouTube

Decapitated head found as Philippines seeks to rescue 2 Canadian hostages

By The Associated Press
April 25, 2016 - 11:34am

Police said the head of a Caucasian male was recovered Monday night in the southern Philippines and DNA tests will be conducted to determine whether it belongs to one of three Western hostages who had been threatened with beheading by ransom-seeking Muslim extremists.

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