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Dead body found in American River at Discovery Park, foul play not suspected

A body was found on Monday, July 9, 2018, near the Discovery Park boat ramp, seen in this file photo of another body pulled from the same location in 2017.
A body was found on Monday, July 9, 2018, near the Discovery Park boat ramp, seen in this file photo of another body pulled from the same location in 2017. rpench@sacbee.com

A body was found Monday in the American River at the boat launch at Discovery Park, according to Sacramento Police.

The Sacramento Fire Department retrieved the body from the river after officers responded to a call around 5:14 p.m., said spokeswoman Linda Matthew.

Matthew said that there was no sign of foul play, and that she thought that it was "probably a drowning because the river was involved," though ultimately the cause of death will be determined by the coroner.

Claire Morgan: 916-321-1191, @jemapelleclaire
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