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Dead body found along Jordan River in SLC

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Posted at 4:05 PM, Jan 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-31 18:05:36-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A man was found dead Sunday afternoon in the Jordan River.

Around 1:15 p.m., a group of kayakers found the body in the river near Fremont Avenue, approximately 1100 South, not far from the International Peace Gardens.

Salt Lake City Police Lt. Steve Wooldridge said the body wasn't fully submerged; it was partially in the water and on the riverbank.

The body didn't appear to have been in the water for very long, Wooldridge said.

The man's identiy was unknown, but he is estimated to be in his late 30s.

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Salt Lake City Police on the Jordan River Trail investigating after a dead body was found in the river on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021.