Passerby finds body floating in canal

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A body was found floating in a Harlingen canal.

According to Sgt. Dave Osborn with the Harlingen Police Department, a passerby called authorities after seeing what they believed was a body in the canal located on 3rd and Matz Street.

Crime Scene Investigators are headed out to the scene.

The body was discovered around 5:15 p.m.

Investigators and the police department are currently processing the scene.

Right now, authorities believe the body is that of a man, but they are still working to determine the identity of the person.

The Harlingen Fire Department was able to extract the body from the canal around 6:40 p.m.

Action 4 News will continue to provide updates as they are made available.