FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Fort Wayne Police and Fire have recovered a body from the Maumee River.
At approximately 5 p.m. a kayaker on the river discovered what appeared to be a deceased body. The body was found on the south side of the Maumee River near the 800 block of Tecumseh Street.
Upon arrival, Fort Wayne Police Department discovered a floating body in the river, that was later confirmed by the Fort Wayne Fire Department to be dead.
Fort Wayne Fire Department pulled the body out of the river on a stretcher, after the dive team was deployed. WANE 15’s reporter on the scene said it appeared to be a young male.
The coroner’s office and Department of Natural Resources were also at the scene.
The death remains to be under investigation.