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Tolleson Fire: Man dead after being pulled from canal

Posted at 8:55 PM, May 24, 2017

Police are investigating after a man was found unresponsive in a canal in Tolleson Wednesday night.

The Tolleson Fire Department was called to the area of 99th Avenue and McDowell Road around 8:30 p.m. after the man was found in the water without a pulse.

The victim was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead, a Phoenix Fire spokesperson said.

Authorities checked to see if there were any other people in the water as a precaution but no one else was located. 

Police said Wednesday that the man is believed to be in his mid-forties. There were no obvious signs of trauma on the man's body and a death investigation is underway. 

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