The new Johnson Street Bridge (flying.niimbus/Instagram)

On early Saturday morning, a body was recovered from the waters near Johnson Street bridge.

According to online reports, a male was lying face down in the water for several minutes before authorities were able to retrieve his body and attempt to revive him.

Sources say the man was intoxicated with a friend on the Johnson Street bridge when he fell into the water by accident.

On Saturday afternoon, Victoria Police and BC Coroner’s Service confirmed the details of the incident.