May 6, 2014 8:49 pm

Underwater search for MacIntosh continues using sonar technology

Increasing Saskatchewan underwater search and rescue success rates

Shallima Maharaj / Global News

SASKATOON – A volunteer search crew was back out on the South Saskatchewan River Tuesday morning to resume search efforts for the body of Gregory Myles MacIntosh.

It is believed the 28-year-old fell into the river on Feb. 2, 2014 after he was kicked off a pub crawl bus the night of his bachelor party.

Last week, officials unsuccessfully searched a portion of the river for MacIntosh’s body using sonar technology.

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The volunteer crew from Grandmother’s Bay, Sask. will be using sonar imaging technology and underwater cameras to scan the depths of the river.

“It’s the unbearable feeling of not knowing and we just want to help out the family – do at least what we can do to comfort them and be here. Hopefully we can find Myles,” said Leon Charles, a councillor with the Lac La Ronge Indian Band.

MacIntosh’s family have set up a crowdfunding page to finance the search effort.

They have already raised around $7,900.

“Hopefully we can recover him and begin with some closure on this tragic event that happened here. I’d also like to thank all of the people that have donated money to our fundraiser on the internet,” said Wally Kohle, the father of MacIntosh’s fiancé.

The crew plans to continue the search for MacIntosh until Saturday afternoon.

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