FARGO — Police are investigating after a body was discovered east of Prairie St. John's Hospital in Fargo Thursday night, Oct. 17.

Dispatchers first received a call about a body found between a fence and Dike East around 6:30 p.m., a few blocks south of the downtown area near the Minnesota border. When emergency responders arrived, they found a man's body in a low spot that had filled with water, according to police.

Firefighters and police had to use generator-powered pumps to remove water in order to access the body and retrieve it.

Just before 10 p.m. authorities could be seen loading the body into a coroner's van.

Fargo police Deputy Chief Todd Osmundson said there was no visible trauma to the body and that the man's cause of death will be determined in a Monday autopsy. He said the man's identity will be released once relatives have been notified.

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