May 19, 2014 1:24 pm
Updated: May 20, 2014 11:06 am

Body of Gregory ‘Myles’ MacIntosh likely recovered from river: family

Marine researchers discovered a man’s body in the Saskatchewan River on Saturday.

Supplied / Saskatoon Police Service

MELFORT, Sask. – The family of Gregory ‘Myles’ MacIntosh said the body recovered from Saskatchewan River on Saturday is most likely that of the missing man.

RCMP were called to the scene at 3:45 p.m. by marine researchers who were conducting unrelated work near Wapiti Valley Regional Park, around 45 kilometres north of Melfort, Sask.

Researchers led officers to the body of a Caucasian male.

Wally Kohle, the father of MacIntosh’s fiancé, said RCMP are going by clothing and identifying marks.

Kohle said Mounties are fairly confident it’s the 28-year-old’s body.

Mounties will not confirm the identity of the body until after an autopsy is conducted Tuesday.

Kohle said the family is relieved that his body has been found and they can now begin the healing process.

He said MacIntosh’s body will probably be returned to his home town in Nova Scotia.

It’s believed MacIntosh fell into the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon on Feb. 2 after he was kicked off a pub crawl bus during his bachelor party.

His blood was later found on the riverbank.

Melfort is approximately 160 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.

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