Body discovered in Miami-Dade canal

MIAMI LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) - An investigation is underway, after a body was discovered in a canal in Miami-Dade County, Thursday morning.

7Skyforce flew over the scene, where over 20 police units could be seen near a residential neighborhood.

According to officials, at around 4:15 a.m., Miramar Police received a call about an individual trying to break into multiple vehicles.

Once police arrived on the scene, witnesses said, someone ran by police and jumped into the canal.

“I saw a gentleman running around the road,” said Armando Latour, who lives nearby. “He jumped in front of the police car and kept running towards my house. I’m pretty sure he did not see the canal, since it is pitch black at that time, and he jumped straight into the canal.”

Davie Fire Rescue’s dive team responded and searched until they discovered a body.

A 7News viewer captured the moments a body was found and pulled from the canal.

The medical examiner’s office has removed the body from the scene. However, the person’s identity has not yet been released.

The canal is said to be the dividing line between Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Miami-Dade Police have taken over the investigation.

Police shutdown westbound 202nd Street at 67th Avenue for the investigation. The road has since reopened.

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