Police in Miami Beach recover body of older man from canal

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – An investigation is ongoing after a man’s body was found in a Miami Beach canal.

According to Miami Beach police, officers responded around 5 p.m. after receiving a call of a body in the water near Meridian Avenue and West 41st Street.

There was a strong current and the sun was setting but a resident of the area allowed an officer to board his boat and search for the body.

“One of our officers was able to jump onto the boat of a nearby resident and they together canvased the area while the other officers were searching yard by yard,” said Miami Beach Police Officer Ernesto Rodriguez.

According to police, the older man’s body was found several blocks away, in the water near Meridian and 45th Street.

Detectives on scene said there were no signs of trauma and that it was unclear how long the body had been in the water.

“The body will go to the medical examiner’s office where ultimately a cause of death will be determined,” said Officer Rodriguez.

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