Authorities identify body found at Birmingham Water Works pump station – WBRC

Authorities identify body found at Birmingham Water Works pump station - WBRC
Body found at Birmingham Water Works facility
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – The body found earlier this week in the Birmingham Water Works Cahaba Pump Station has been identified.

The body was found Tuesday around 7:30 a.m. Authorities say the cause of death remains unknown and theres no evidence of foul play.

Jackson said there is no threat to the water. He said the location where the body was found is the initial location where water is taken in before it is treated. He said it is not uncommon to find dead things in the water, but usually those things include deer and raccoons, not human bodies. Still, he said the water treatment process will work the same to clean any impurities from drinking water before it reaches homes and businesses.

Body found in Birmingham Water Works intake basin

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Officials say theres no public health risk after a body was found floating at a Birmingham Water Works pumping station.

Birmingham Police are investigating the incident as an “unclassified death.” The person found has not been identified and the body has been sent for further examination to determine a cause of death.

A worker found the mans body while performing routine maintenance on Tuesday morning. Theres no immediate word on the identity of the person or a cause of death.

The body was found around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the Cahaba Pump Station by an employee, according to Rick Jackson with Birmingham Water Works.

The body was in a water intake thats near the Cahaba River close to Interstate 459. Its unclear how long it had been there.

A spokesman for the water system, Rick Jackson, tells news outlets there is no threat to the water system or customer safety.

Birmingham police spokesman Sgt. Johnny Williams said the death is unclassified at this point. The victim will be taken to the coroners office to determine cause and manner of death.

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