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Canoeist finds body in Cedar River near Mount Vernon

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MT. VERNON (KWWL) -

The Linn County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify a body that was found in the Cedar River on Thursday evening.

Sergeant Gary Van Cura says deputies were called to the river, about a half mile west of Highway 1, south of Mount. Vernon, around 5:25 p.m. after a canoeist reported finding the body.

The body was recovered and taken to a local hospital.

Deputies on scene told us it appeared the body had been in the water for some time.

Stay tuned to KWWL for updates as they become available.

 

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