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Search continues for missing swimmer in South Saskatchewan River

Saskatoon RCMP continue to monitor the South Saskatchewan River from Fred Heal Canoe Launch, downstream to Saskatoon city limits in an effort to locate the missing youth. RCMP personnel are at the site of the canoe launch today. Plans are in place to have further air service support and another RCMP boat resume actively searching.

Strong currents, low water levels and shifting sandbars have presented navigational challenges to all search watercraft.

The RCMP wishes to remind the public that those same conditions make swimming in the South Saskatchewan – or any other fast-moving rivers or streams – potentially dangerous.

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Man arrested on drug, weapons charges

A 24-year-old Saskatoon man is facing 19 charges following an investigation into drug trafficking in Saskatoon.

Following initial investigation, members of the Saskatoon Integrated Drug Enforcement Street Team (SIDEST) arrested the 24-year-old man at approximately 10:00 p.m., July 5, 2017 on Fairlight Drive. He was found to be in possession of brass knuckles, 1.3 grams of cocaine in three bags, and 5.2 grams of marihuana in five bags. A search warrant was then executed at a residence in the 200 block of Lochrie Crescent. Inside officers located the following:

A sawed-off shotgun with ammunition.

30.2 grams of cocaine.

3.8 grams of methamphetamine.

2.6 grams of marihuana.

$265 in cash.

Scales and baggies.

Rounds for a 9mm firearm.

The 19 charges include Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine and Methamphetamine, Trafficking in Cocaine and Methamphetamine, Possession of the Proceeds of Crime and numerous firearm and weapon related charges. He is expected to appear before a Justice of the Peace this evening.

SIDEST is an integrated unit made up of members of the Saskatoon Police Service and the RCMP “F” Division.

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