Ottawa police say the body of an unidentified man has been recovered from the Rideau River.

Insp. John Medeiros says the remains were recovered by police divers after a passerby spotted the body floating in the river at about 8:55 a.m. on Saturday (just north of the Cummings Bridge).

Medeiros says police have contacted the Special Investigations Unit, which was leading the investigation into the case of a man who went into the river on Wednesday, allegedly to evade officers.

Police in London, Ont., said Thursday they were investigating a possible link between the June 14 killing of and 18-year-old man over a cellphone in London and an alleged attack on police in Ottawa on Wednesday.

London police said there was a "possibility" Muhab Sultanaly Sultan, 23, of Calgary, who is wanted for second-degree murder in Jeremy Cook's death, was the man being sought in Ottawa.

Ottawa police called in the SIU after being unable to find a man who jumped into the Rideau River after investigators said he tried to run over two officers on bicycles.