Male body recovered from Sturgeon Creek, Winnipeg

On May, 3rd, 2011 at approximately 2:45 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the area of Portage Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard regarding a male in Sturgeon Creek who was observed to be in distress.

Witness information has revealed that a male, 16-17 years of age, entered the water west of the Woodhaven Bridge and was last seen in the creek, east of this location.

As a result, members of the Winnipeg Police Service Dive Unit commenced underwater search efforts early this morning.

The male observed in the creek is described as having: a dark complexion, short black hair and wearing a red jacket. A red backpack and its contents were recovered in the area where the male was last seen.

UPDATE:

As previously released, the Winnipeg Police Service Dive Unit Members were in the area of the Woodhaven Bridge near Portage Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard for a report of a male in Sturgeon Creek in distress.

Today at approximately 3:00 p.m. Dive Unit Members located a body from within the Creek. This investigation is still ongoing at this time, and the identity of the male has not been confirmed.

Further information will be provided as it becomes available.

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