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Unidentified body pulled from Red River

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A Winnipeg water rescue crew recovered a body found partially submerged in the Red River just north of the Alexander Docks Sunday afternoon.

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A Winnipeg water rescue crew recovered a body found partially submerged in the Red River just north of the Alexander Docks Sunday afternoon. Photo Store

The Winnipeg police homicide unit is investigating after crews pulled a body from the river at the Alexander docks Sunday.

Witness accounts and the continued presence of police divers here indicate the body is not the same man authorities have been looking for over the past two days.

Several people said police pulled out a tightly wrapped bundle that appeared to be a body. Witnesses also said a man and his son walking their dogs on the riverbank near the north end of the docks made the grisly discovery about 1:30 p.m.

The man and his son were seen making a phone call and leaving the scene immediately afterward. Within minutes of the call, police and fire crews had arrived on the scene, witnesses said, and the pair returned to speak to police.

"We were just walking along the river and we saw this body sticking out of the water," the father told reporters before driving away from the docks.

Police issued a news release around 3:30 p.m. to confirm they'd recovered a body and that the homicide unit is investigating. The release said no further information is available.

Police dive teams had been searching this area of the Red River since Friday, looking for an unidentified man who was seen struggling in the water that afternoon.

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Updated on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 3:37 PM CDT: Updates with details from police news release.

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