Police Divers Locate Body in Sturgeon Creek

Winnipeg police have recovered what’s believed to be the body of a teen who drowned in Sturgeon Creek Tuesday afternoon.

The boy — said to be either 16- or 17-years-old — was reported as seen going in the water by witnesses at about 2:45 p.m.

On Wednesday, police divers began scouring the swollen creek to locate the body of the teen.

Police updated the media on the early stages of the investigation Wednesday morning.

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Police had previously said they weren’t completely sure if someone was in the water at all, as no missing persons report had been filed.

At about 3 p.m. today, divers located the body — which they only identified as being of a male — in the creek near the Woodhaven Bridge, south of Portage Avenue.

Police also say witnesses described the teen as having a dark complexion, with short black hair and wearing a red jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (204) 986-2841 or (204) 986-6222.

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