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Police: Dead Body Found In San Gabriel River

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AZUSA (CBS) — Police said a dead body was found Saturday in the San Gabriel River in Azusa, but no foul play was immediately suspected.

The body was discovered just before 3 p.m. on Fish Canyon Road, said Sgt. John Madaloni of the Azusa Police Department.

Someone called police and reported the body, and directed police to the location when they arrived.

“Due to the swift-running water, officers determined that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s rescue helicopter was needed to confirm the citizen’s observation,” Madaloni said.

The sergeant said the body was recovered but has not yet been positively identified.

An investigation into the death was under way, and the cause of death was expected to be determined by the coroner’s office, Madaloni said.

“No signs of foul play are apparent at this time,” he said.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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