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Fredericton police identify man’s body found in Saint John River

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Police in Fredericton have identified the deceased man whose body was discovered Wednesday evening, and say there is no indication of foul play.

Fredericton Police Force said the discovery was made in the Saint John River  by a fisherman at around 5 p.m., near the Westmorland Street Bridge.

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Officers and the fire department were called to the scene.

Police asked the public for assistance in identifying the man on Wednesday night.

On Thursday, an update stated the man was Blake Colin Boyne, 34, and that the coroner’s office was continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death.

“Next of kin have been notified and the Fredericton Police Force would like to thank the public for their assistance,” a release read.

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