Missing boy's body recovered from Welland Canal

May 31, 2018

Niagara Regional Police are asking for the public's help after a boy's body was recovered from the Welland Recreational Waterway.

Police are looking to speak with anyone who may have been in the area of the Lincoln Street Bridge on Tuesday 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

They say the case began a Welland youth was reported missing by his family after he failed to return home the previous evening.

Police began searching in the area of the Lincoln Street Bridge - one of the last locations he was seen. The Service Underwater Search and Rescue Unit was called in to assist. The young boy was found about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday.

An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death. At the request of family, the identity of the youth is not being released at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Niagara Regional Police at 905-688 4111 ext. 4330. Information also can be submitted anonymously using Crime Stoppers of Niagara at 800-222-8477 (TIPS), www.niagaratips.ca or text 274637 (CRIMES), keyword Niagara, then your tip.