The body of a man was found in the Wilhelmina canal near Rijt in Oirschot on Thursday afternon. The police are 99 percent certain that the body is missing Belgian kickboxer Marc de Bonte, his coach Ludo Kaethoven said to newspaper AD.
According to the coach, the police based their preliminary identification on the clothes the victim was wearing. Detectives came to inform his family.
A sailor noticed the floating body and called the police. It is still unclear how the man died and ended up in the canal.