Brussels: One found dead in canal near Delacroix metro station

Belgium: A person was discovered dead on Tuesday morning in the Brussels canal near the Delacroix metro station. The Brussels fire brigade confirmed that the person drowned.

The fire brigade’s representative made the confirmation on Tuesday morning at about 08:40, and the Brussels fire brigade was called to the canal in Anderlecht as it was reported a person was spotted in the water. In spite of several search efforts, the remains of the person were pulled out of the canal just before 10:00, Walter Derieuw.

Along with this, Derieuw added in the statement that the person was a young man but did not release more information related to the identity of the person. The circumstances of his death will be the subject of a police investigation

At the time of the crime scene on Tuesday morning, the fire brigade arrived, and witnesses who had remained near where the young man had gone underwater helped pinpoint the person’s exact location. 

Derieuw mentioned in the statement, “The navigation of all boats were stopped, and the locks were closed.” Meanwhile, the first searches carried out by the fire brigade’s divers were unsuccessful.

“Given the total absence of visibility and the powerful current, the sonar of the port captain’s boat and our boat were used to widen the search radius, but the large number of objects littering the bottom of the canal made the operation more difficult.”

Finally, at about 09:50, the remains of the drowned man were pulled out of the canal, Derieuw highlighted. “The police zone Brussels Midi will carry out the usual investigations to determine the circumstances of this tragic incident.”


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