Body found floating on Saint-Lawrence river near Sorel-Tracy, Que.

A Sûreté du Québec crest on a police cruiser in Montreal, Que., January 18, 2018. Mario Beauregard / The Canadian Press

Provincial police are investigating after the body of a man was found floating on the Saint-Lawrence river on Saturday.

The body was seen by a resident at around 3:30 p.m. near Sorel-Tracy in the Montérégie region. The resident called authorities and firefighters recovered the body.

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) says the body belongs to a black man in his mid-thirties.

Provincial police are trying to determine the man’s identity and cause of death.

— Translation from La Presse Canadienne

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