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Dead body found in river near State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento

Firefighters describe difference between life and death on the river

Stanislaus Consolidated firefighters, who conduct nearly all the water rescues in the county, have carried out more than 60 rescues so far this year, compared with 50 for all of 2016 and just 13 for 2015.
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Stanislaus Consolidated firefighters, who conduct nearly all the water rescues in the county, have carried out more than 60 rescues so far this year, compared with 50 for all of 2016 and just 13 for 2015.

A body was found floating in the Sacramento River near the State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento, according to the Sacramento Police Department.

At about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, a passer-by pointed out the body to a State Parks employee, who subsequently notified the police department, said police officer Eddie Macaulay.

Police recovered and inspected the body, Macaulay said.

“A body floating in a river is suspicious in and of itself,” Macaualay said, but because police observed no obvious trauma to the body, they handed off the investigation to the Sacramento County coroner.

If the coroner’s report suggests the possibility of criminal activity, the police will take over the investigation, Macaulay said.

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