Man found dead in irrigation canal is identified by police

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford police have positively identified the man found dead in an irrigation canal on Tuesday.

MPD says around 9 am Tuesday, a man was found dead near Biddle Road, south of the McAndrews Road intersection.

The deceased man has been identified as 59-year-old Kurt Lund.

Officers say the cause and manner of death are under investigation, but there were no apparent signs of trauma.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Ethan McReynolds is a reporter and weekend anchor for NBC5 News. He grew up in Bothell, Washington and graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Broadcasting and minors in Journalism and Sport Management. At Gonzaga, he started his own sports podcast. Ethan loves rooting for his hometown Seattle sports teams, especially the Mariners. He loves playing baseball, basketball, and soccer. He is also an avid Taylor Swift fan.
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