Body found in Delaware Canal in Bucks County

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Thursday, April 4, 2019
Body found in Delaware River in Bucks County
Body found in Delaware River in Bucks County. Sarah Bloomquist reports during Action News at Noon on April 4, 2019.

UPPER MAKEFIELD, Pa. (WPVI) -- Police in Upper Makefield, Bucks County have identified the body found in the Delaware Canal, adjacent to the Delaware River.

Chopper 6 was over the scene in the area of Taylorsville Road just after 11 a.m. Thursday.

Police and firefighters were responding to reports of a missing fisherman.

They soon found the body of 73-year-old Leland Smeltz of Langhorne.

Investigators believe he suffered some kind of medical event before falling into the water around 10:30 a.m.

His death does not appear to be suspicious, police said.

The coroner's office is investigating the cause of death.