RCMP are investigating after the body of a young man was found by fishermen on the Bow River Saturday afternoon.

Police were able to retrieve the man with the help of fire crews from Foothills and High River and their fan boat.

His body has been turned over to the medical examiner to determine the cause of death and to positively identify him.

An autopsy will be performed Monday.

Okotoks RCMP have been searching for 19-year-old Justin McNeil, of Nova Scotia, since June 22. 

At this point they can't confirm whether the body found in the river is McNeil's, but they have been in touch with his family to advise them of the discovery.