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Body pulled from the Snake River near Weiser

A man’s body was discovered in the Snake River in Washington County Sunday afternoon, Sheriff Matt Thomas confirmed Friday.

The investigation is ongoing, but so far, Thomas said, the death does not appear to be “suspicious.”

“Right now we're just trying to ID the body,” he said.

A hunter spotted the body about 50 feet from the Idaho shoreline. Crews were able to recover it around 1 p.m. Sunday, Thomas said.

The body was sent to the Ada County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy, after which more information is expected to be released, he said.

No information was available Friday on whether there were any missing people who matched the man’s description. One recent incident that involved a man jumping into the Snake River was reported in late September when a 20-year-old Fruitland man reportedly fled from police after a reported domestic dispute and led officers on a chase across the Oregon border in a pickup truck and on foot. Daniel Havens jumped into the Snake River, and searchers could not find him, police said at the time.

Kristin Rodine contributed