Police are treating as unexplained the death of a man whose body was found in the canal near Twechar.
Emergency services were called to the area on Wednesday evening after reports of a body in the water.
The man, who was in his 50s, is believed to have been a jogger.
The road was closed at the canal bridge for several hours.
A police spokesman said a post mortem examination would be held in due course to establish the cause of death.