Still no word whether body found in St. Catharines creek was missing man

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Published July 3, 2023 at 5:52 pm

The Niagara Police Marine Unit patrol Twelve Mile Creek last week searching for a missing body. (Photo: Niagara Police)

There may not be word for a day or two whether the body found yesterday (July 2) in St. Catharines Twelve Mile Creek was that of a man who had been missing for a week.

Niagara Police were called to the scene yesterday after a resident spotted the body in the water at Fourth Ave.

The Niagara Police Marine Unit landed at the scene on a boat, recovered the body and took it to the closest dock.

At the moment, the Niagara Police, their Forensic Unit, and the coroner are investigating while an autopsy is being set for Toronto.

While there has been no connection announced yet, the area is very close to where 34-year-old Liam Neumann was last seen on June 25. He went into the water on a raft with his dog and when he got off the raft, it began to float away with the dog still on it.

It is believed he got submerged in the rapids while attempting to rescue the animal. St. Catharines Fire Service personnel located and recovered the raft and dog.

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