The family of a missing Saskatoon man isn't giving up hope in finding his body so it`s raising money to continue the search.
Volunteers from Shearwater Marine Services spent six-hours on the South Saskatchewan River on Friday with a sonar-equipped boat, but didn't locate the body of Myles Macintosh, who is from Nova Scotia and has been missing — and presumed drowned — since Feb. 2.
Saskatoon police said it's likely his body has moved downstream so their sonar search in this area is over. Officers will continue to look along the river by air and fire department divers will continue periodic searches over the next few weeks.
MacIntosh's family has created an account on the fundraising website, FundRazr, to collect money to continue the search. They're now $900 closer to their goal of $5,000 to cover the expenses of volunteers from Grandmother's Bay, who have reached out to the family and offered help.
"It's a little disappointing we have to do it ourselves," said Kara Kohl, the sister of MacIntosh's fiancée, Michelle. "But we do understand there's only so much the Saskatoon Police can do. I just hope we can raise enough money in order to help the volunteers."
It's believed the 28-year-old man wandered near the river and fell in after getting ejected from a pub crawl bus, following an altercation with a man on the bus.
That man, Scott Denny, 33, is scheduled to stand trial starting Nov. 10, on a charge of aggravated assault. Police said that charge may change if MacIntosh's body is located.
The family plans to resume the search next week if enough money is raised.
"It's just the constant wondering," Kohl said. "Everyday we need some closure from this. Everyday we're wondering, OK, is today going to be the day his body shows up? Who's going to find him? Will we ever find him?"