Saskatoon Police have confirmed that a body found along the Saskatchewan River on the weekend is that of a former Nova Scotia man.
Gregory "Myles" MacIntosh, failed to return home after visiting a Saskatoon bar with friends on Feb. 1.
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Police say the results of an autopsy conducted Tuesday on the human remains recovered near Melfort, Saskatchewan confirmed the deceased's identity as Gregory "Myles" MacIntosh.
The 28-year-old man grew up in the Lunenburg area and had Shelburne County family ties as well.
His body was discovered by marine researchers who notified Melfort, RCMP.
MacIntosh was reported missing by his fiancÃ© when he failed to return home after visiting a Saskatoon bar with friends on Feb. 2. The Saskatoon Police Service concluded he had fallen into the South Saskatchewan River.
Saskatoon Police say an investigation found that MacIntosh was asked to leave the bar following a disturbance. He then boarded a pub-crawl bus that was traveling to another bar. Minutes later, police were called to an altercation between two men on the same bus.
When officers arrived, MacIntosh had left the scene on foot.
Following that, a report was received that a person had fallen into the South Saskatchewan River.
Emergency responders conducted a search, however no one was located. The following day, Saskatoon Police found blood on the ice. That evidence was sent for testing which was confirmed to be that of MacIntosh.
A 33-year-old Saskatoon man has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with the case.