Police were called to the Leeds Liverpool Canal close to Warwick Court shortly before 9am this morning (August 5).
Officers quickly cordoned off the area and a forensic tent was set up.
It has now been confirmed that police were responding to reports a body had been found in the canal.
A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "We were called at shortly before 9am today (Wednesday, August 5) to a report of a body in the Leeds Liverpool Canal close to Warwick Court.
"Police are at the scene and enquiries are ongoing."
No further details have been released at this stage.
More to follow...