Man’s Body Recovered from Manchester Canal

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Man’s Body Recovered from Manchester Canal
A Man’s Body has been recovered from a Manchester canal in the city centre. Credit: Pixabay

A Man’s Body has been recovered from a Manchester canal in the city centre.

Police responded after ‘concern for the welfare of a man’ reports were received in the city centre canal area, near midnight on Monday. The area surrounding Castlefield’s St George’s Island was cordoned off on Tuesday morning and a search began.

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The underwater search team were called in, and Police divers soon entered the canal to begin a thorough search. Unfortunately, the body of a man was recovered from the water on Tuesday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the Greater Manchester Police said, “Police responding to reports of concern for the welfare of a man near Bridgewater Canal, Manchester, have sadly found a body.


“Formal identification is yet to take place but the man’s next of kin has been informed.”

Police confirmed that they do not consider the death due to suspicious circumstances.



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