June 14, 2018 10:30 am

Body found in Guelph’s Speed River: police

Guelph police blocked off a pathway adjacent to Wellington Street in Guelph after a body was discovered in the Speed River.

Matt Carty / CJOY News

Guelph police say the body of a man was found in the Speed River near the downtown core on Wednesday night.

Officers were called to the area of Arthur and Wellington streets just before 9:30 p.m. after someone reported what appeared to be a body floating in the river.

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Guelph police confirmed the body was that of a man, but have yet to identify him or notify next of kin.

Officers were seen blocking off a pathway and rail bridge adjacent to Wellington Street throughout the day on Thursday.

Anyone with information is asked to call 519-824-1212 ext. 7459. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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