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Police trying to ID body found in river in NOTL

Police are trying to identify a body that was found in the Niagara River in Niagara-on-the-Lake Tuesday.

Officers were called to the area of Ricardo and Melville streets at about 8:45 a.m., regarding “found human remains,” Niagara Regional Police spokesperson Stephanie Sabourin said in response to questions from The Lake Report.

Foul play is not suspected, Sabourin said.

She said investigators do not believe it is the body of a 19-year-old St. Catharines man who slipped and fell into the river on June 8.

He was hiking with friends near Niagara Glen and the Niagara River Parkway when they stopped to take a picture on a rock.

The teenager fell into the swift-flowing river and has yet to be found, police said.