Body found after man falls from rail bridge in Fairford
UPDATE: Searchers found the body of a 22-year-old man who fell from a bridge into the Fairford River.
According to RCMP his body was found around 4 p.m. on Thursday about four kilometers downstream from where he had fallen.
Officers said the death is not suspected to be criminal, but no autopsy has been done yet.
The investigation continues.
EARLIER: RCMP said a 22-year-old man is presumed to have drowned after falling from a bridge in Fairford.
It happened Tuesday around 7:15 p.m. at an old rail crossing over the Fairford River known locally as the ‘black bridge.’
The Mounties said the man fell into the water and his friend lost sight of him, and that it was dark and the currents were strong at the time.
Police searched with local firefighters and volunteers to no avail. Alcohol is believed to have played a role, police said.