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Body of Roseville man recovered in river near Discovery Park

Video: Emergency crews recover body near Discovery Park

Members of the Sacramento Fire Department work on recovering a body on the Sacramento River at Discovery Park on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.
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Members of the Sacramento Fire Department work on recovering a body on the Sacramento River at Discovery Park on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

The body recovered from the confluence of rivers near Discovery Park on Tuesday has been identified as that of a Roseville man.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s website lists the deceased as 59-year-old Edward L. Bartholomew.

The Sacramento Fire Department responded about 4:45 p.m. after 911 callers reported what appeared to be a body in the water. Fire spokesman Chris Harvey said a department boat crew found the body.

Harvey noted that a man, deemed to be at-risk, was reported missing in the Discovery Park area Feb. 5. The missing man was from Roseville and his sport-utility vehicle was found in a parking lot at Discovery Park after police dispatchers traced his cellphone.

The Sacramento Fire Department launched a search at that time, using an underwater camera along the shoreline near the boat landing where the man’s Jeep Grand Cherokee was parked.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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