Police pulled the body of a man from the Grand River on New Year’s Day.

Emergency response teams were called to Schneider Park, near Grand River Hospital’s Freeport Campus, just before 3 p.m.

“A person passing through the area contacted police and officers responding to the scene made the discovery,” says Waterloo Regional Police Sgt. Chad Livingstone.

The fire department’s search and recovery team were called in to assist with the recovery of the body.

Police say the identity of the man is still not known.

A post mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

With files from Carina Sledz