Tracy police did not offer a positive identification, but the body found by a fisherman near the waterway gates at 9:27 a.m. Saturday, March 10, might be that of a missing Swedish pilot who drown in the canal Feb. 23.
The missing pilot had been a passenger in a car that was reportedly speeding on a Tracy Municipal Airport runway before it launched off a levee into the canal last month. Three other occupants in the car escaped the water, but the body of the fourth passenger was never recovered.
The airport is not far upstream from where the body was discovered.
A Tracy police official said firefighters were called to the canal on Saturday to pull the body from the water. The body is at the San Joaquin County Coroner’s office in French Camp, but no identification will be released prior to a dental record verification.