07/10/2014 02:47 EDT | Updated 07/10/2014 02:59 EDT

Justin McNeil's Body Found In Bow River, Police Confirm


Alberta RCMP have confirmed a body discovered in the Bow River earlier this week belongs to missing Calgary man Justin McNeil.

According to Okotoks RCMP, fishermen found the body Saturday afternoon and were able to retrieve it with the help of the fire crews.

McNeil had been missing since June 22, when he was swept away while swimming in the Highwood River near Nature's Hideaway campground.

While police used helicopters, shoreline patrols and drones to search for McNeil following his disappearance, search efforts were hampered by unsafe river conditions.

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