A day later, a group of children found a man dressed as a German sausage floating face down in the canal.
At first they thought the dead man was a novelty, sausage shaped boat.
Later the police loaded the man into the back of the ambulance, wrestling with the slippery German sausage suit between them.
There was a photo of it in the newspaper.
It looked like two tiny policemen carrying a sausage into a sausage oven.