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Body found in Salt Lake City canal

Police have confirmed a person’s body was found in a canal by a passerby in Salt Lake City near Redwood Road on Sunday.Police were called just before 11 a.m. after someone walking by the canal saw the body. Police say they are unsure on why the body is there, what the cause of death is or how long it has been there. The body has not yet been identified.


Fire teams responded to help officers pull the body out of the canal. They say this took several hours.


Police ask anyone with additional information on the incident to contact Salt Lake authorities.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!