Niagara police find man's body floating in Welland Recreational Waterway

Police describe the dead man as white, approximately 50-60 years old, about 5'9" tall and weighing 150-160 lbs. He has short grey hair, is balding on top and has a grey and light brown goatee.

Anyone who can help identify the man is asked to call police

Niagara Regional Police are asking for help identifying a man whose body was found in the Welland Recreational Waterway. (Francis Vachon/Canadian Press)

Niagara Regional Police have pulled the body of a man from the Welland Recreational Waterway.

Emergency crews received reports of a body floating in the water around 8:35 p.m. Wednesday and found the remains in the shallow water near the east side of the canal.

Police describe the dead man as white, approximately 50-60 years old, about 5'9" tall and weighing 150-160 lbs. He has short grey hair, is balding on top and has a grey and light brown goatee.

Warning about waterway

Anyone who was swimming or in the park at the time of the incident, or who can help identify the man, is asked to call police.

The service also issued a reminder that although swimming in the canal isn't prohibited, it is an unsupervised body of water and can be challenging to get in and out of.