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Body recovered from Red River

The Bossier City Fire Department recovered the body of a man from the Red River Thursday night and Bossier City police are investigating to determine if it is that of a man who jumped from the Texas Street Bridge on Sunday, May 3.

At approximately 10:30 pm Thursday individuals who were fishing at the A.R.T. Parkway boat launch reported seeing what appeared to be a body in the river and notified authorities.

The body was recovered approximately one mile south of the Shreveport-Barksdale Bridge by fire department crews in the BCFD water rescue boat and turned over to the Bossier Parish  Coroner’s Office for an autopsy and identification.

Deputies with the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted with the recovery.

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