Police searching for missing 22-year-old Caspar Blackburn were called shortly after 10am today Oct 7th to a report that there was a body in the canal in Sale, near to Springfield Road.
Enquiries are ongoing to determine the circumstances which led to the man’s death however, it is not believed to be suspicious.
Detective Inspector Julia Bowden said: “Sadly, today we have found the body of a man in the canal and enquiries into the circumstances of his death are ongoing.
“The man’s family are aware and we are offering them support at this extremely difficult time.
“Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal and supported our investigation.”
Flowers were left outside the Slug And Lettuce by local people, many of which attended a gathering around 4.30pm, braving the bad weather many came with balloons, and to show respect for one of their own.
(This image showing the gathering by @manpedro)