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Firefighters recover body near Discovery Park

Tough access hinders recovery of body at Discovery Park

Emergency crews from Sacramento Fire Department had to contend with tough access as they tried to recover a body at Discovery Park at the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016.
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Emergency crews from Sacramento Fire Department had to contend with tough access as they tried to recover a body at Discovery Park at the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016.

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

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