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Dead body found floating in Venice canal

November 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Firefighters worked to retrieve a dead person floating in a Venice canal Saturday morning.A caller reported seeing the body floating two blocks south of Venice Boulevard just before 8:30 a.m.

Authorities sent an engine top the 2300 block of Grand Canal Court.

Firefighters used a surfboard to pull the remains.

A Los Angeles Police Department watch officer confirmed police were gathering information there.

Police say the victim may have been a transient.

City News Service contributed to this report.