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Body recovered from American River near Capital City Freeway

Sacramento Fire Department crews recovered a man’s body from the American River near the Capital City Freeway overcrossing on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017.
Sacramento Fire Department crews recovered a man’s body from the American River near the Capital City Freeway overcrossing on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. Sacramento Fire Department

Sacramento Fire Department boat crews have recovered a body from the American River.

The body of a black male adult was located Monday afternoon under the Union Pacific Railroad bridge near the Capital City Freeway overcrossing, said Chris Harvey, Fire Department spokesman..

He said Union Pacific crews were working on top of the bridge about 3 p.m. when they spotted what appeared to be a body in the water below and contacted the fire department.

Harvey said a boat crew was transporting the body to Discovery Park, where it would be turned over to the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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