An unidentified body has been discovered in the American River

AUBURN, Calif. (AP) – The body of an unidentified man has been found in the American River near Auburn.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says several people reported seeing a body moving with the currents Saturday afternoon.

Capt. Bryan Carter said crews aboard a California Highway Patrol helicopter located the body about a mile downstream. Rescue swimmers were sent to the area by boat and recovered the man about an hour later.

The man’s name and cause of death were under investigation.

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