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Crews recover man’s body from Jordan River in Salt Lake City

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Crews recover a body from the Jordan River near the International Peace Gardens, 1100 W. Fremont Ave. in Salt Lake City, on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — A group of kayakers spotted a dead body while floating the Jordan River Sunday afternoon.

The group called police about 1:15 p.m. after seeing the body on the east banks of the river, just west of the International Peace Gardens, which is located at 1100 W. Dalton Ave.

Salt Lake Police Lt. Steve Woolridge said it is too early to tell what happened to the man, whom he identified only as an adult male. A cause of death remains under investigation.

Police, local fire and state lands officials responded to the call. Woolridge said drownings aren’t common in the area.

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A crime scene investigator photographs a body and the surrounding area as crews recover a body from the Jordan River near the International Peace Gardens, 1100 W Fremont Ave. in Salt Lake City, on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

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Crews recover a body from the Jordan River near the International Peace Gardens, 1100 W. Fremont Ave. in Salt Lake City, on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News