Fire Crews Search for Body in American River

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SACRAMENTO —

Sacramento fire crews searched for a body in the American River on Wednesday afternoon.

Rescuers conducted an extensive search for the missing swimmer near Discovery Park. The swimmer disappeared about 2:30 p.m., and the mission went from a rescue to a recovery.

The victim is described as an adult male. Witnesses say he was trying to swim across the river.

Fire officials say this is the fifth water rescue in the past week and a half in the same location.

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