Body pulled from Halifax harbour, police treating death as suspicious

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HALIFAX - Police are treating the recovery of a body from the Halifax Harbour as a suspicious death until a cause of death can be determined.

Police retrieve a body from the harbour near Casino Nova Scotia on Wednesday. They are treating the death as suspicious.

A concerned citizen reported a strange object floating in the water behind Purdy’s Wharf on Upper Water Street Wednesday afternoon.

Halifax Regional Police Const. Pierre Bourdages said boats were dispatched just after 3 p.m. and the body was located about 30 minutes later.

He said it’s not known how old the victim is, whether they’re male or female – or what happened.

“We have to treat it as a suspicious until we rule otherwise,” he said.

The remains are being transported to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy is expected to be performed to identify the body and determine cause of death. 

Organizations: Halifax Regional Police Const. Pierre Bourdages

Geographic location: Upper Water Street

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