The 21-year-old had been missing for several days.
TheThe body of Frederik Vanclooster, 21, who disappeared on the night of December 31 to January 1, has been found, federal police said on Twitter.
The young man had been seen for the last time on January 1st around 03:00 on the Steenkaai in Vilvoorde.
Wednesday afternoon and evening, dozens of volunteers had started research spontaneously. Thursday morning, the same number of volunteers took part in the excavations, this time headed by the Missing Persons cell. The Brussels-Scheldt canal had been probed. Friday morning, two boats equipped with sonar and a team of divers were busy, in vain.
Finally on Saturday, the federal police had carried out searches by helicopter in the vicinity of the bed of the Senne between Vilvoorde and the Zennegat, near Mechelen, where the Senne, the Dyle and the Leuven Canal meet.
Research had resumed on Sunday in the Brussels-Scheldt canal.