Towboat operator discovers body floating in Mississippi River - KMOV.com

Towboat operator discovers body floating in Mississippi River

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(KMOV.com) -- An investigation has been initiated after a towboat operator found a body floating in the Mississippi River near south St. Louis.

The coast guard received a call from the operator around 4 p.m. on Thursday.  Fire crews were dispatched to the scene to help recover the body.  According to authorities, the towboat operator managed to snag the remains and move the body closer to the shore.  Fire crews were able to recover the body from the river near the foot of East Davis Street.

Officials said the body was an adult male and they are not certain how long the victim had been in the river.  Not much is known about the incident at this time and more information is expected to be released as the investigation continues.
 

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