The body of Timothy Lockard, 43, was pulled from the Moose Jaw River Monday night, three days after police began their search for the man.

The identity of Lockard was confirmed by police in a news release Tuesday.

On Friday, police received a report of a missing man who was last seen near the Moose Jaw Union Hospital and a search was soon launched.

Police Sgt. Cliff Froehlich said investigators discovered the body after they started searching the banks of the Moose Jaw River with the help of local fire crews.

"That was the last known location of this individual that was involved," said Froehlich.

Search and rescue efforts

Once a search of the river bank proved unsuccessful, a search and rescue crew took out a dingy on the water. After 15 minutes, crews located the body submerged in the water.

"It is always anxious moments when you are conducting a search such as this here. It's not an easy task," said Froelich.

Foul play is not suspected and police continue to investigate, along with the coroner's office, to determine how the man died.

Body found near Moose Jaw hospital

Search and rescue crews discovered a man's body in the Moose Jaw River near the hospital Monday night. (Google)