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Barrington Leigh Found: Family
Aug, 22 2006

EDMONTON/630CHED - Barrington Leigh family members are telling 630 CHED, the body of a man pulled from the North Saskatchewan River this morning is that of Robert Barrington Leigh, a missing 20-year-old university student.

The body was found near 99th Avenue and 92nd Street before noon.

Barrington Leigh disappeared after telling his family he was biking over to the end of Folk Fest, Sunday, August 13th. Search groups have been out looking for him every day since then, on the southside, Mill Creek ravine and parts of the river valley.

The family is thanking all those who searched, as well as police and media.


Barrington Leigh family members are telling 630 CHED, the body of a man pulled from the North Saskatchewan River this morning is that of Robert Barrington Leigh .. .the missing 20-year-old University math student.   

630 ched's Scott Johnston has the latest.

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Edmonton firefighters pulled a body from the North Saskatchewan River late this morning, near 92nd Street and 99th Avenue.   
It was in some debris at the side of the river.
John Barrington Leigh with Christopher at his side met with reporters confirming the news.   
Christopher didn't want to say much, other than give thanks for the search effort
The discovery was just across the river from Gallagher Park, where Robert Barrington Leigh was last seen leaving his parents' home on his mountain bike Aug. 13, headed for the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. (ccg)

- Scott Johnston/JS

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