Phoenix Fire: Man found dead in west Valley canal, investigation ongoing

PHOENIX - Authorities are investigating after a body was found in a west Phoenix canal.

Fire crews responded to the area of 99th Avenue and McDowell Road around 7:30 p.m. Sunday after receiving reports of a man in the water.

Phoenix, Tolleson and Avondale fire departments responded to the scene and discovered the body, a Phoenix police spokesperson said. Firefighters used ropes and a ladder to remove him.

At this time, it’s unknown why the man was in the water. An investigation is ongoing.

A woman was reportedly seen struggling in the water hours later and unfortunately drowned before crews could help her. Police are currently investigating the incident. 

Stay with ABC15 News for updates. 

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