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Body pulled from Ottawa River behind prime minister's official residence

Last Updated Oct 17, 2017 at 5:40 pm EST

OTTAWA – Ottawa police say a body has been pulled from the Ottawa River behind the prime minister’s official residence.

Const. Chuck Benoit says fire crews assisted as a police dive team recovered a body from the water behind 24 Sussex Drive on Tuesday morning.

Benoit says the body was spotted by a passerby.

He says police are not releasing the age or gender of the person.

The coroner has been called in to investigate.