July 6, 2018 10:41 am
Updated: July 6, 2018 3:57 pm

Body found in Rideau River, Ottawa police investigating

Ottawa police are investigating after a body was found in the waters of the Rideau River, near Bordeleau Park in Lowertown.

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Ottawa police are still investigating after a man’s body was found Friday morning in the Rideau River, close to Bordeleau Park in Lowertown – but officials now say the death is “not deemed suspicious at this time.”

When contacted Friday afternoon, a police spokesperson said investigators are still working to identify the man and no further details are available.

Around 8:40 a.m., Ottawa Fire Services said water rescue crews were headed to the eastern tip of the park, off Bruyère and Forsey streets, in response to reports of a person “visible in the water.”

Firefighters confirmed five minutes later they were calling off the rescue and that Ottawa police would be managing the scene.

Police officials tweeted Friday morning they will provide updates “when more information is available.”

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