Police have located the body of the man believed to have jumped 200-feet from a grain elevator over the weekend.
Thunder Bay Police Service as well as the OPP underwater search and recovery unit returned to the Kaministiquia River on Monday around 9:30 a.m. to search for the man who leapt from the grain elevator which is at the end of Duncan Street. Police were able to locate the body less than an hour after they started. Foul play is not suspected.
Police were called to the river near the Thunder Bay Rowing Club launch Saturday afternoon. Police say the man was in his mid-30s and jumped from the top of the elevator.
Thunder Bay police Const. Julie Tilbury confirmed that the death was caused by “misadventure.”
“Unfortunately, it was a situation that turned out not the best for the individual involved,” she said. “At this point we’re not releasing his name as next of kin have not been notified.”
Tilbury said they are unsure how the man got up to the elevator but he had gained access through a hole in the fence around the property, which has now been secured.
A post mortem is expected to be done later this week.