- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office Maritime Response Team has pulled a body from the Mississippi River.

The sheriff’s office said Wednesday that the body was found about 12:15 p.m. in the water after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which was working about four miles south of the Interstate-10 bridge, notified them around 9:20 a.m. of a possible body in the water.

WAFB-TV reports officials have not provided any information regarding the individual’s identity.

Early reports indicate that the body was trapped under a boat. An extensive recovery effort took several hours to complete.

No other details were immediately available.


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