EPFD recovers body from South El Paso canal

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 5:04pm

Crews with the El Paso Fire Department recovered a body in a canal at Delta and Coles Street in El Paso's south side Thursday morning.

Emergency crews were dispatched at 8:33 a.m. to assist Border Patrol in the recovery of a body that was discovered in the canal.

According to EPFD spokesperson Chief Robert Arvizu, the body of a man was recovered from the canal. At this time, it is unknown if the man was crossing illegally. The identity and age of the man is also unknown at this time.

Eight fire units, along with 19 EPFD personnel and the water rescue unit all responded to the scene. U.S. Border Patrol will lead the investigation, and will release additional information when it becomes available.


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