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Firefighters recover body near Discovery Park

Sacramento firefighters recovered a body near the Discovery Park boat launch on Monday night.

“Body recovery … is complete. Male, unknown age or identity, turned over to Coroner,” the Sacramento Fire Department posted on Twitter shortly before 9 p.m.

A video posted on the department’s Twitter account four hours earlier showed firefighters lowering an inflatable boat down a steep embankment. Discovery Park is at the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers in the city of Sacramento.

“Difficult access for crews near Discovery Park boat ramp,” a department spokesman wrote on Twitter at about 5 p.m.

Hudson Sangree: 916-321-1191, @hudson_sangree