KIMMSWICK, Mo. ( -- A body was pulled out of the Mississippi River near Kimmswick in Jefferson County Thursday afternoon, the Missouri Highway Patrol said.

Someone told troopers they saw a body floating in the water near the Illinois shoreline just before 2 p.m.

Missouri Highway Patrol said the body could only be identified as a white man’s. The medical examiner now has the body to determine the cause of death and the man’s name.

No other information has been released.

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