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Body found floating in Snake River was man from Nevada

UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018

In this April 11, 2018 photo, water moves through a spillway of the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River near Almota, Wash. The body of a Nevada man was found floating in the river near Lewiston Sunday. (Nicholas K. Geranios / AP)
In this April 11, 2018 photo, water moves through a spillway of the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River near Almota, Wash. The body of a Nevada man was found floating in the river near Lewiston Sunday. (Nicholas K. Geranios / AP)

The body of a man from Nevada was located Sunday floating in the Snake River near Lewiston.

Nez Perce County Sheriff’s deputies said it was identified as 52-year-old Michael E. Krickel from Sparks, Nevada, according to a news release. He was discovered at about 3 p.m. just south of the Southway Bridge on the Idaho side of the river.

The cause of death is still under investigation.

Lewiston Police and Fire Department assisted in recovery.

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