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Missing man's body found in Erie Canal in Fairport

The body of a man was pulled from the Erie Canal in Fairport Wednesday afternoon.

Fairport, N.Y. (WHAM) - The body of a man was pulled from the Erie Canal in Fairport Wednesday afternoon.

Fairport Police confirmed the man was 19-year-old Micheal Jorden, who was declared missing May 6.

Fairport Police Chief Sam Farina said they were called around 4 p.m. about a suspicious object in the water near Parker Street.

Crews who arrived on scene identified the object as a person and pulled the person from the water.

Chief Farina said Jorden appeared to have drowned, but an exact cause of death is unknown.

The Monroe County Medical Examiner is on scene.

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