Rescue crews retrieve body found floating in Pearl River

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Rescue crews worked to retrieve a body that was found floating in the Pearl River on Saturday, according to Jackson Fire Chief Cleotha Sanders.

Crews started the search at Gallatin Street and McDowell Road around 7 p.m. Once officials located the body, rescue units shifted to 103 US-80 for a better plan to retrieve it.

Multiple authorities responded to the scene to assist in the rescue efforts.

According to the Hinds County coroner, the body was recovered in Rankin County on Levee Road.

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