Body found in canal near Los Banos

Published: Monday, Jul. 22, 2013 - 3:17 am

A body reportedly was pulled from a canal near Los Banos about 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Witnesses said the incident occurred at a section of canal near Badger Flat Road and Ingomar Grade just outside the Los Banos city limit.

The Merced County Sheriff's Department and other emergency crews responded, according to witnesses, apparently to retrieve the body.

The identity of the victim is unknown. The Sheriff's Department couldn't be reached Wednesday, so no details were available at press time.

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