What is swimming in the river in Saskatoon?

A passerby filmed a strange object swimming in the South Saskatchewan River today.

Mystery object filmed by onlookers

A strange object appeared to be swimming in the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon. (Dan Zakreski/CBC)

A passerby filmed a strange object swimming in Saskatoon's river today.

At around 9:15 CST, a woman recorded a strange object that looks like it's swimming.

A long tail trailed behind what looked like a giant fish swimming upstream.

The body of the 'object' appeared to be five or six feet in length.

What is swimming in the South Saskatchewan River?

6 years ago
Duration 0:39
What is swimming in the South Saskatchewan River? 0:39

CBC's Dan Zakreski went down to the South Saskatchewan River to see for himself. 

The object looks less like a river monster and more like a piece of trash.

Take a look at the optical illusion.

River Monster Revealed

6 years ago
Duration 0:28
A closer look at Saskatoon's 'River Monster.' 0:28

The Saskatoon Fire Department's water rescue crew stopped to examine the object.

It turned out to be a block of ice frozen to a rope. 

Here's a clearer picture of what the river monster looks like.

Water Rescue crew discovers river monster

6 years ago
Duration 0:26
Water Rescue crew discovers river monster 0:26


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