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Body found in Mira River

A Cape Breton Regional Police officer removes crime scene tape from the woods near Union Presbyterian Church in Albert Bridge on Wednesday. A passerby discovered the body in the water near the church at approximately 1:40 p.m., days after police formally called off the search for missing Albert Bridge man Murray Reid, 56, who reportedly fell from his boat into the river near Mira Ferry Lane in Albert Bridge on June 5.
A Cape Breton Regional Police officer removes crime scene tape from the woods near Union Presbyterian Church in Albert Bridge on Wednesday. A passerby discovered the body in the water near the church at approximately 1:40 p.m., days after police formally called off the search for missing Albert Bridge man Murray Reid, 56, who reportedly fell from his boat into the river near Mira Ferry Lane in Albert Bridge on June 5.

ALBERT BRIDGE, N.S. — Cape Breton Regional Police recovered a man’s body from the Mira River on Wednesday afternoon.

A passerby discovered the body in the water near Union Presbyterian Church at approximately 1:40 p.m.

Police do not believe foul play is a factor but the body will be sent to the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service for autopsy to confirm the cause of death and positively identify the victim.

The discovery comes days after police formally called off the search for a missing recreational fisherman.

Murray Reid, 56, of Albert Bridge, reportedly fell from his boat into the river near Mira Ferry Lane in Albert Bridge on June 5.

The ensuing search for Reid involved ground search-and-rescue crews, police divers and water rescue teams from several area volunteer fire departments and Canadian Coast Guard boats. Local boat owners with sonar also helped search the water, and advanced sonar equipment was brought in on several occasions. A Department of Natural Resources helicopter also helped search the area from the air. 

Reid was described as an avid outdoorsman who was familiar with the Mira River.

 

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