POLICE are treating the death of a Flintshire man found in the Shropshire Union Canal in Chester as unexplained.
Officers were called to the canalside in Boughton after a member of the public spotted a body in the water there.
Specialist officers from Cheshire Constabulary’s Underwater Search Unit attended the scene and pulled the dead man, who was in his twenties and from Broughton, from the water.
Cheshire Police spokesman Shelley Williams said yesterday: “At 3.30pm on Monday Cheshire Police attended a report of a body seen floating in the Shropshire Union Canal near Vicars Cross, Chester.
“The body of a deceased male aged in his early twenties was recovered from the water.
“A post-mortem to determine the cause of death will take place in due course and HM coroner has been informed.
“At this stage there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident and the death is being treated as unexplained.”