UPDATE: Police investigating after body pulled from Rideau River.
Ottawa Police are investigating after a body was pulled from the Rideau River, near Rideau Falls, Tuesday afternoon.
Bystanders called 9-1-1, about seeing a person in the river near the Union Street Bridge.
Ottawa Fire said they were responding to a possible water rescue that turned into a body recovery operation at around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday.
Crews in the area of Sussex Dr & Stanley Ave responding to possible Water Rescue. Now confirmed as an assist with @OttawaPolice for body recovery. Bystanders called 911 reporting person in Rideau River near Union Bridge. Avoid the area #ottnews #otttraffic pic.twitter.com/GvFMfHQ0I5— Ottawa Fire Services (@OttFire) November 14, 2017
Ottawa Police later updated to say the Marine, Dive, and Trails Unit would be investigating.
Update: Investigation continues, @MDTOttawaPolice will be arriving shortly to investigate the body found near the 40 block of Sussex Dr. Please avoid area. #ottnews #otttraffic https://t.co/BThRDKSyNk— Ottawa Police (@OttawaPolice) November 14, 2017
No other information is available at this time.