The Winnipeg police dive team recovered the body of a teen spotted going under the water of a retention pond Monday afternoon.

Crews were on scene at Albina Park in the Tyndall Park neighbourhood.

Around 1 p.m. Tuesday, crews pulled the body from the water.

Witnesses had called 911 around 2 p.m. on Monday after watching a teen, about 16 in age, who appeared upset and was going in and out of the water.

Police said when two people tried to help him, he got angry, saying he had just been assaulted.

“The male started yelling out and began chasing the individual who was actually trying to assist,” said Const. Jason Michalyshen from Winnipeg police.

The teen then swam to the middle of the pond and disappeared under the water.

“He was trying to swim across but eventually he never came back up,” said Kaci Cameron, a witness.

After fire crews responded and were unable to locate the teen Monday, the police underwater search team was called in Tuesday.

Divers faced near-zero visibility.

“There was a lot of seaweed and they just have to go in a short distance and they are covered in it,” said Michalyshen.

A Facebook page has been set up for the victim found in the water, with the page named "In memory of William Pottinger."

Police said Wednesday the teen had been identified but they would not be releasing his name.

Officers added autopsy results are pending.

- with reports from CTV's Stacey Ashley and Jillian Taylor