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Body found washed up at New Westminster waterfront

Police called in to recover a dead body
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A police boat was used to recover a body on Friday.

A body was found washed ashore Friday on the New Westminster waterfront.

The body was found near a housing development east of the River Market at around 12:30 p.m. 

New West police officers were seen in a boat on the Fraser River, and firefighters and paramedics also attended.

A male was found deceased and the crew on police boat were able to retrieve the body. 

The New Westminster Police Department issued a statement saying the coroner has been asked to investigate, but at this time, the death is not believed to be suspicious.

The body was identified as a missing Burnaby man, but no name has been released.