Amsterdam police find body in Keizersgracht canal


A body was found Thursday morning in the waters of the popular Grachtengordel area of Amsterdam. Police were dispatched to the Keizersgracht just after 10:40 a.m., and found the body in the canal near the Utrechtsestraat.

A witness walking in the area made the grizzly discovery and called authorities. Several first responders were sent to the scene, including a trauma helicopter.

Once there, it was clear the person was deceased, the Parool reported. The remains were then brought to shore.

The identity of the victim was not immediately available. Divers were still looking for evidence in the water as of 11:45 a.m.