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Police pull body from pond off Keewatin Street, Selkirk Avenue

Large police presence remained for hours while officers investigated

CBC News

October 01, 2017

Police investigate a scene near a retention pond in Winnipeg's Weston neighbourhood on Sunday afternoon. (Travis Golby/CBC)

Winnipeg police pulled the body of a male from a city pond in Woodsworth Park off Keewatin Avenue Sunday.

The body is an adult male but his identity isn't yet known. 

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Neighbours tell CBC fire crews and a water rescue team arrived around 12:30 p.m. and then police came after.

At least six police vehicles were still near the shores of the pond between Selkirk and Park Lane avenues shortly before 4 p.m.

Const. Rob Carver said police were called about "suspicious circumstances" in the park at about 1:15 p.m., but it's not yet clear if foul play may have been involved. 

Woodsworth Park is located off Keewatin Street near Selkirk Avenue in Winnipeg. (CBC/Google Maps)
Police pulled the body of a male out of this pond in Woodsworth Park Sunday. (Travis Golby/CBC)
At least five police vehicles were seen near the retention pond at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. (Travis Golby/CBC)

Several police vehicles were parked across a large area of grass in the park. (Austin Grabish/CBC)

With files from Austin Grabish

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