2 people fishing find body in Kanawha River

WINFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — Two people fishing along a West Virginia river bank found a man’s body, authorities said.

The body was discovered floating in the Kanawha River Tuesday evening near the Buffalo Bridge, news outlets reported, citing a statement from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. It was found near the river bank on the Buffalo side.

The medical examiner found a wallet with a West Virginia identification card in a back pants pocket, officials said.

No further information was immediately released.

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