A man was found dead in a canal in Avondale on Sunday night, authorities said. 

Officials excavated the body of a deceased man from a canal near McDowell Road and 99th Avenue at 7:19 p.m., according to Phoenix Fire Department officials.

Fire crews from Phoenix, Tolleson and Avondale saw a man in the canal and used ropes, ladders and other tools to retrieve him. When they pulled him out, they discovered he was dead. 

Officials did not immediately know how what led to the man’s death. An investigation is ongoing. 


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