Manchester coppers were baffled to discover that reports of a dead body in a canal were in fact someone's unwanted coconuts.
Officers in Trafford were called after a walker pulled what he believed to be a bag full of animal bones from the Bridgewater Canal, near Longford Wharf on Stephenson Road in Stretford.
The man noticed the suspicious-looking package floating in the water at about 4pm on Sunday.
He told police he thought it might be a dead animal because it had a “strong odour” and was “leaking white fluid,” according to the Manchester Evening News.
The police Tweeted the discovery.
Reports of a bag of bones in the canal. Found to be a duvet full of coconuts. #strangefind— GMP Stretford (@GMPstretford) July 19, 2015
Presumably the former owner of the coconuts had missed bin day. ®