EL PASO, Texas -

El Paso Fire Department officials confirmed crews recovered a male body in a canal near the intersection of Delta and Coles in south El Paso.

The fire department said via Twitter that water rescue crews were dispatched at approximately 8:33 a.m. to the scene.

Assistance was requested by Border Patrol agents who discovered the body.

Fire dispatch confirmed with ABC-7 that it may be the body of a person crews were searching for several days ago.