Body of 61-year-old man found floating in canal near West End _lowres

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- New Orleans firefighters look over the scene at the New Basin Canal near Lake Pontchartrain where a body was discovered floating Wednesday afternoon.

New Orleans police on Wednesday recovered the body of a 61-year-old man found floating in the New Basin Canal near the West End area on the southshore of Lake Pontchartrain. The body was found floating behind Landry’s Seafood House. No additional information was immediately available. Stay with www.theneworleansadvocate.com for more details as they become available.