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Body discovered near Samuel-De Champlain Bridge

The Montreal Police logo is seen on a police car in Montreal on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Montreal police are reporting the discovery of a body near the Samuel-De Champlain Bridge on Wednesday evening.

Police say a 911 call was made around 8:10 p.m. Wednesday night. Firefighters arrived on scene around 8:30 p.m. where they confirmed the death.

Police do not suspect foul play, but a full autopsy is expected.

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The identity of the victim has not been made public.

Police would not confirm whether it was the body of a 27-year-old man who went missing over the weekend after falling into the St. Lawrence River near Verdun.

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He was in a boat with a woman and another man when it drifted into the rapids and he fell into the water, according to initial reports.

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Police say the two other people on the boat were rescued.

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