The body found in Cottonwood Creek Saturday morning was that of a male in his late 20s, according to the Nelson Police Department.
Officers have notified the family of the deceased, though a name has yet to be released publicly.
The young, Caucasian man had recently moved to Nelson from another community in the area and police say he was found wearing a blue sports jersey with the number 12 on the front.
Although there are no signs of foul play, it has not been ruled out. Nelson police and the BC Coroners Service are continuing the investigation.
Officials were informed of the body — which was in the creek near where it enters Kootenay Lake by the Nelson Transfer Station — on Saturday, March 23 at 9 a.m.
Just past 2 p.m. the police, Nelson Fire Department, RCMP and coroner were creekside to pull the body from the water. Search and rescue volunteers were called in to help comb the area for evidence.