A resident found a dead body while riding along a canal bank in the 2100 block of Hatch Rod around 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The Ceres Fire Department arrived on the scene and recovered the body of male in his late 50s.
Authorities are still investigating the man’s identity, cause of death and how he ended up in the canal.
An autopsy will be done in the near future. There are no further details in this case.