Body pulled from canal on Mesa-Tempe border - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

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Body pulled from canal on Mesa-Tempe border

Fire crews at the scene. (Source: Mesa Fire Department) Fire crews at the scene. (Source: Mesa Fire Department)
The body was spotted by a resident of a nearby apartment. The body was spotted by a resident of a nearby apartment.
The gender of the victim is not known. The gender of the victim is not known.
MESA, AZ (CBS5/AP) -

Authorities removed a man's body found floating in the Tempe Canal on the Tempe-Mesa border Thursday afternoon.

The body was spotted by a resident of a nearby apartment complex near the canal, according to Mesa Fire Department Spokesman Forrest Smith. 

It's not known how long the body had been in the water and the man's identity has not yet been determined, Smith said.

Smith said the Tempe police and fire departments are managing the investigation since it was determined to be in Tempe's jurisdiction.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said the man appears to be between 40 to 50 years old. Deputies said it appears no foul play was involved, but the investigation is continuing. 

No other information is available at this time.

Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News for updates on this developing story.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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