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Body recovered from Sacramento River

Members of the Drowning Accident Rescue Team of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department look for the body Sunday of a 24-year-old man who presumably drowned south of the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers. It is not yet known whether the body found downstream Wednesday afternoon belongs to the same man.
Members of the Drowning Accident Rescue Team of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department look for the body Sunday of a 24-year-old man who presumably drowned south of the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers. It is not yet known whether the body found downstream Wednesday afternoon belongs to the same man. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

A man’s body was recovered Wednesday afternoon from the Sacramento River near Miller Park.

Sacramento Police Department officers and Sacramento Fire Department personnel responded to reports of a body near the 2700 block of Ramp Way at 5:51 p.m. Wednesday.

The body was removed and transferred to the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office. It has not yet been positively identified and foul play is not a factor in the incident, according to the Coroner’s Office.

Police and fire officials could not determine whether the body belonged to a 24-year-old man who presumably drowned Sunday about 2 1/2 miles north at the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers.

It was the third body pulled from area waterways in two days. The body of a drowned Sacramento man was pulled Tuesday morning from Lake Natoma and another body was recovered that same day from the American River at Sutter’s Landing.

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