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Man’s body found in Spokane River

Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies have pulled a man’s body from the Spokane River near the state line.

The body was reported about 7:30 this morning, near Richards Road, Lt. Stu Miller wrote in a press report. That road is below the Post Falls Dam on the south side of the river, less than a mile from the Washington state line.

The department’s recreational safety section and dive rescue team pulled the body from shallow water, Miller reported.

Authorities haven’t determined how long the body was in the river, the man’s identity or what caused the his death, Miller reported. The case remains under investigation.

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