A STRETCH of a canal towpath in Leeds was closed after a body was spotted floating in the water.
Police were alerted by a passer-by shortly after 8.15am on Monday and went to the scene of the discovery in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal near the Armley Mills Industrial Museum.
Officers recovered the body of a man from the water and it was taken away for a post mortem examination.
The identity of the man was not immediately known, although police are believed to be checking one possible lead.
Unconfirmed reports suggested there were no suspicious circumstances.