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Paddle boarders find body in Spokane River

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Police and divers at the Spokane River Friday. Police and divers at the Spokane River Friday.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Update: The Spokane County Sheriff's Office has just recovered the body of an adult man from the Spokane River just after 5 o'clock Friday evening. Deputies say the investigation is ongoing.

Previous coverage:

Spokane major crimes detectives are investigating the discovery of a dead body in the Spokane River. A couple of paddle boarders found the body about 2 p.m. Friday. At first they thought it was a mannequin, but on closer inspection realized it was actually a human body.

They immediately called police, who called in the Spokane County Dive Team to get the body out of the river. At this point, Spokane police say they are treating this as a homicide investigation. That's standard procedure anytime they find a body, until they can rule out it wasn't homicide.

Police cordoned off an area of the Spokane River near Trent and Hamilton in east Spokane.

There is no word on an identity of the body, at this point we don't even know the gender. As soon as we learn more information we'll update this story.

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