Man who floated down N.B. river on ice floe released from custody

A man who was arrested after floating down the Petitcodiac River on an ice block has been released from custody. 

The Times and Transcript reports 34-year-old Michael Edward Delahunt appeared in provincial court on Thursday for a bail hearing on nine charges, some of which relate to domestic violence. 

Delahunt is accused of assaulting a woman, threatening to kill her, and damaging her personal property, while he also faces four counts of breaching probation. 

The newspaper reports all evidence given during the bail hearing and the reasons behind the judge's decision are protected under a publication ban. 

Delahunt was released on conditions and is set to return to court later this month. 

Last Friday, RCMP said in a news release that emergency crews attempted to rescue the man from the ice after he fled the scene of an alleged crime following an assault complaint. 

~ With files from The Times and Transcript.