THE body of a man was pulled from Ulverston's canal today.

Police confirmed a man was discovered in the stretch of canal close to Canal Street just after 10am today.

A cordon placed around the scene has now been removed by officers.

A police spokesman said: "Police can confirm that the body of a male was found earlier today in Canal Street, Ulverston.

"Officers were called at 10.11am after the body was discovered in a canal.

"Police are today working to contact the next of kin.

"At this time there appear to be no suspicious circumstances."