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UPDATE: Body found in canal near Sutherland identified

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Published: Mar. 9, 2016 at 5:48 PM CST
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UPDATE: The body that was found in a canal near Sutherland on Wednesday afternoon has been identified as Ronald W. Kubiak, of Sutherland.

Mr. Kubiak is being scheduled for autopsy at Central Nebraska Cremation and Mortuary service in Gibbon.

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A body was found in the Nebraska Public Power District Canal near Sutherland on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

An NPPD worker discovered the body at 2:15 p.m. in the canal that flows into the Gerald Gentleman Station outside of North Platte.

A dive team will head to the canal tomorrow, which is estimated at 17-20 feet deep.

The name of the person is expected to be released tomorrow, as well, and police are treating the situation as a death investigation.