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Body Found In The American River Near Auburn

(AP) - The body of an unidentified man has been found in the American River near Auburn.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says several people reported seeing a body moving with the swift currents Saturday afternoon.

Capt. Bryan Carter said crews aboard a California Highway Patrol helicopter located the body about a mile downstream. Rescue swimmers were sent to the area by boat and recovered the man about an hour later.

Scott Liske, the supervising ranger for the Auburn State Recreational Area, said a witness saw the man struggle in the frigid, fast-moving water. Liske said the man was in his late 40s and was wearing running shoes and shorts.

The man's name and cause of death were under investigation.

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