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Body of man trying to save dog recovered from Humber River

Family members confirm to CityNews that the body pulled from the Humber River near the Old Mill Bridge on Sunday is that of Peter Barnaba,  who jumped into the water to save his dog last week.

“I can’t tell you how much…I hurt deeply. It’s too much,” Barnaba’s father told CityNews.

“He has a good heart. I don’t know what I’m going to say.”

Emergency crews spent days trying to find Barnaba, 33, in the fast moving water. He had jumped in on Wednesday to go after his dog Rico.

Over a dozen fire trucks as well as rescue boats were called to the scene to assist in the search.

The dog safely got to shore.

“He was just a regular guy who loved his dog,” his brother Richard said.

“But dogs are good swimmers and they can manage on their own. I don’t know why he did it,” Richard added.