Man found in ditch died from drowning

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Drowning has been confirmed as the cause of death of a 61-year-old man found in a ditch on Monday by school children in Glenwood.

Gander RCMP said an autopsy performed Tuesday made the confirmation.

No foul play is suspected.

Some school-age children walking home for lunch saw the male in the ditch and quickly reported it to an adult.  

Members of the Gander RCMP, Traffic Services, Major Crime Unit and Forensic Identification section responded to the scene.

The identity of the deceased will not be released at the request of the family.

Organizations: RCMP, Traffic Services

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