The body of a man has been pulled out of Regent's Canal in London near King's Cross station, with the towpath and surrounding area closed off following the incident. Police are not treating the man's death as suspicious. Although the body has not been identified, the man is thought to be in his 30s.
A Met Police spokesperson confirmed that officers had been called at 10.14am on 3 March to reports of a body in the water. It is believed to have been in the canal for some time. Police arrived at the scene shortly afterwards and the body was taken away, while the towpath was closed to pedestrians.
It is believed the towpath will reopen shortly, while police and coroners are working to establish the identity of the man.
Less than six months ago, the body of Italian Sebastiano Magnanini was found tied to a shopping trolley in the canal near King's Cross. Almost a year ago, another man's body was found in the canal close to King's Cross area. Further along the canal in London, near Maida Vale, a woman's body was discovered in a suitcase in May 2015.