The search for a young Yarmouth County man has ended in heartbreak.
The RCMP say the body of 20-year-old Grayson Jeremy Smith of Eel Brook, who was reported missing on Aug. 2, has been found.
At approximately 5 p.m. on Aug. 3, the young man’s body was located in the Port Maitland area. The RCMP say foul play is not suspected. The Nova Scotia Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine cause of death.
Yarmouth, Clare and Digby Ground Search and Rescue Teams and a Department of Natural Resources helicopter was utilized during the search.
The RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance, shares and retweets on social media, as they had turned to the public for help in finding Smith.
“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr. Smith during this very difficult time,” reads an RCMP media release.
Smith graduated from Drumlin Heights Consolidated School in 2016. He spent much of his school years on the basketball court.
Yarmouth District RCMP is seeking public assistance locating a missing Eel Brook man
Grayson Jeremy Smith, 20 years old, was last seen at home on Monday. He is described as a 5-foot-10 white male, slim build with blond hair and hazel eyes. Smith was operating a black 2009 Chevrolet Aveo with no license plate attached. A description of his clothing is not available.
Police are concerned about Smith and ask anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact Yarmouth District RCMP at 902-742-9106. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.