Irrigation District employee discovers dead body in Palisade canal

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MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO)- Early Tuesday morning, an employee with the Orchard Mesa Irrigation District discovered a dead body in a canal near 38 Road in Palisade.

The body was an adult male, and the Mesa County Coroner's Office is working to identify the person and the cause and manner of death.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office is investigating this incident.

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