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Police Divers Locate Body in Sturgeon Creek

May 4, 2011 3:45 PM | News

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.


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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