Grand Forks Police: Body found in Red River

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Grand Forks, ND) -- An investigation is ongoing after a body was pulled from the Red River in Grand Forks Saturday evening.

The Grand Forks Police Department tells WDAY Radio that around 6 p.m. officers were dispatched to the area of the Pedestrian Bridge near the north boat landing for a report of a person caught in a log jam.

When they arrived, officers confirmed what a witness had reported and began a recovery process to pull the person from the water.The body was removed from the area and transported to the UND Pathology lab for further examination. 

The recovery process was led by the Grand Forks Fire Department and the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office Water Rescue Team, along with Altru Ambulance and the Grand Forks Police. 

It is unclear if foul play is suspected, and the identity of the person has not yet been released. Anyone with information relating to this situation is asked to call the Grand Forks Police at (701) 787-8000.