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Male body removed from Tempe canal

Police and fire are shown on the scene where a body was recovered from a Tempe canal. (Mesa Fire Department)

The body of an unidentified man was removed from a Tempe canal on Thursday.

The body was located in the canal near Broadway and the Loop 101 after a resident notified police.

"We had a couple people who live in an apartment complex who noticed what they thought was a body floating in the canal," said Mesa Fire Cpt. Forrest Smith.

Maricopa County Deputy Joaquin Enriquez said the man was likely middle-aged.

"We were able to tell the body is a male, 40- or 50-years-old, wearing blue jeans and a hoodie," he said.

Enriquez said MCSO is not investigating the case as a homicide.

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