Body found in Los Banos canal after apparent bicycle crash

July 19, 2013 

— California Highway Patrol officers are investigating an apparent fatal bicycle accident after the body of a 25-year-old from Los Banos was pulled from a canal.

According to the California Highway Patrol, officers received a call reporting a body in a canal at Badger Flat and Ingomar Grade roads.

Authorities lowered the water level in the canal to remove the body and search for evidence. They found a bicycle upstream from the body.

The victim, whose name has not been released, had been reported missing by his family.

The CHP said the incident is being investigated as a bicycle accident based on evidence found at the scene and autopsy findings. Authorities said in a news release they do not suspect foul play.

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