Body found in Bay Point Canal recovered by dive team

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CONTRA COSTA Co. (KRON) — Authorities have recovered a male body from a canal in Bay Point, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

The body was initially spotted at 11:30 a.m. today in a stretch of the Contra Costa Canal, sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said.

A dive team with the marine services unit of the sheriff’s office has recovered the body, Lee said at about 2:45 p.m.

Authorities did not release further details about the search or possible cause of death.

The body is being transferred to the coroner’s office for further investigation.

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