The Imperial County Coroner's Office responded to two drownings Tuesday but the circumstances regarding the cases differ greatly, according to investigators.
The first body, that of a male, was found shortly before 10 a.m. in the All-American Canal near Drop 1 in the eastern desert by Imperial Irrigation District personnel.
Coroner Investigator Gary Hayes said no identification was found on the body, but based on where the body was found he thinks the man was an undocumented immigrant.
He said the body likely had been in the water for up to five days. Hayes added the person may have entered the water between Los Algodones and Drop 1 near Gordons Well Road.