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Fisherman discovers man's body floating in Louisiana river

Body found red river
Posted at 9:15 AM, Dec 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-05 10:15:27-05

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Authorities in Louisiana are trying to identify a body found floating in the Red River early Wednesday morning.

A fisherman near the Red River South Marina in Bossier City reported the man's body to Bossier Parish deputies, the sheriff's office said.

Marine patrol deputies were nearby recovering a sunken boat when they received the call, Lt. Bill Davis said in a statement.

The parish corner's office will perform an autopsy to determine a cause of death, news outlets reported. The man hasn't been identified.