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BYDGOSZCZ, Poland - The Associated Press

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Police divers bring in a body found floating in a canal in Bydgoszcz. AP Photo

Police divers bring in a body found floating in a canal in Bydgoszcz. AP Photo

Divers searching for an Irish football fan missing in northern Poland found a man’s body floating in a canal yesterday, officials said.

The corpse was discovered in the waters of a channel flowing through Bydgoszcz, where 21-year-old James Nolan, of Blessington, County Wicklow, disappeared early Sunday. The body hasn’t yet been identified, police spokesman Maciej Daszkiewicz said.

It was found lying face down in fast-flowing water of the Bydgoszcz Canal and trapped by a weir that runs across it. The canal is an offshoot of the city’s Brda River, and brings water for a small hydro electric plant.

Prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into the case and witnesses were being questioned, police spokeswoman Monika Chlebicz said.

June/21/2012

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