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Driver spots body floating down Trinity River in Dallas

A body pulled from the Trinity River Friday has been turned over to the Dallas County medical examiner's office.
The Trinity River runs through the center of Dallas.

DALLAS — A body was pulled from the Trinity River after a driver on Woodall Rodgers spotted the figure floating downstream Friday afternoon in Dallas.

The driver called 911 just before 2 p.m. after seeing the body "floating downstream at a high rate of speed," said Jason Evans, a spokesman with Dallas Fire-Rescue.

Dallas police launched a helicopter to search for the body, which was then spotted hung up on debris in the river near Interstate 45.

A cause of death and identity are pending an examination by the Dallas County medical examiner's office. 

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