URGENT URGENT URGENT U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 4-30-18
The body found the Portage Canal on Sunday in Houghton, MI is the Hancock man missing since November – Duane E. Kangas.
No word yet on whether foul play is suspected. An autopsy is planned.
4-29-18 – 4:25 p.m. ET
Officials investigate body recovered from Houghton canal on Sunday afternoon
By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
(Houghton, MI) – Officials are investigating the discovery of a body this afternoon in the Houghton Canal.
The U.S. Coast Guard and Houghton Police are among those who are on the scene.
Officers were dispatcher Sunday afternoon to a body reported in the Houghton canal.
Officer were sent to 11834 Canal Road.
Houghton County 911 received a 911 call “for a suspicious object in the Canal possibly a body,” the dispatcher told responding offiers.
The incident was reported about 3:25 p.m. ET today, Sunday, April 29, 2018 – near the Chutes and Ladders Park and Playground in Houghton.
The body was apparently found along the Houghton Canal Road.
The Houghton County medical examiner has been called to the scene.
U.P. Breaking News is withholding some information as officials attempt to identify the body.
While officials requested U.S. Coast Guard Station Portage it is not clear if they had to deploy and boats as body was quickly recovered.
It is unclear if foul play is suspected.