Man found dead in drainage system in western Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS — A man was found dead in a drainage system in western Colorado Springs Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

Colorado Springs Police Department said the man’s death does not appear to be suspicious.

The man’s body was found after first responders were called to a fire in the area of 14th Street and West Vermijo Avenue around 11 a.m. Firefighters said smoke was coming out of a drainage system.

Rescue crews went into the drainage system to search for potential victims. They found a man’s body inside.

Police said it appears the man may have been homeless. They said his death does not appear to be suspicious.

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