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Decomposing body pulled from Mississippi River Sunday afternoon

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

A decomposing body was pulled from the Mississippi River Sunday afternoon. 

A crewmember aboard a tugboat first discovered the body around noon in the water near the Henry Clay Wharf in Uptown, according to a Port of New Orleans official.

Port officials were notified and the body was recovered around 1:00 p.m. The body of the unidentified man was turned over to the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office where an autopsy will be performed.

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