Foul play not suspected after body pulled from Thames River

Thames River behind Civic Centre in Chatham. (Photo by Sarah Cowan Blackburn News Chatham-Kent).

Chatham-Kent police say they do not suspect foul play was involved after a body was found in the Thames River Friday.

Police, along with Chatham-Kent firefighters, removed the person from the river in Dover Township around 6:50 p.m.

The body was then taken to the London Health Science Centre for a forensic autopsy.

Police say officers do not suspect foul play so public safety is not a concern.

Chatham-Kent police are sending condolences to the family and friends of the person found.

Police say the person’s identity will not be released out of respect to the family.