Georgia man died in ditch near Canadian border
June 10, 2014 12:10 PM | 1371 views | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
LYNDEN, Wash. (AP) — A man who drowned in a muddy ditch at the U.S.-Canadian border had ties to the Atlanta area and Vancouver, British Columbia.

An autopsy performed by the Whatcom County medical examiner's office found that the death of 44-year-old Suleman Sadruddin Jivani was an accident.

Undersheriff Jeff Parks says he tried to cross the border sometime in the past three weeks when he slipped in the ditch at the edge of a cornfield.

The Bellingham Herald reports ( it wasn't clear if Jivani was headed north or south.

Canadian border authorities spotted the body Thursday on the U.S. side, about a half-mile west of the Lynden-Aldergrove crossing.

The sheriff's office says Jivani may have been staying with friends in Vancouver. He previously lived in Fayetteville, Georgia.


Information from: The Bellingham Herald,

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June 10, 2014
This 'border' is just a small ditch with roads just a few feet north and south of it. You just step across and you have changed from Canada to the US. Easy for someone to cross and it is done every day. In most of that stretch a jeep or SUV can cross that little ditch.
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