Firefighters recovering body from canal in west Phoenix near 95th Avenue/McDowell

Posted at 12:20 PM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-12 00:12:35-04

Firefighters say a body was discovered in a canal in west Phoenix Friday afternoon.

Fire crews were called to the canal near 95th Avenue and McDowell Road around 12 p.m. after passersby reported seeing a body underwater. 

When firefighters initially responded to the scene they were unable to locate the person but they've since found him or her, a fire spokesman said. 

More than a dozen firefighters are at the scene. There are no details about the person other than it's believed to be an adult based on the size of the body.