Body recovered from Little River Canyon Sunday

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FORT PAYNE, Ala. – The body of a 23-year-old male was recovered at Little River Falls Sunday afternoon.

Park rangers said the victim was swimming in the river near a group of friends when he went under the water and didn’t resurface.

The man was not identified. Officials said he was from out of state.

National Park Service rangers, Fischer Rescue Squad, Fort Payne Fire Department, and DeKalb Ambulance Service all responded to the scene. Officials said the body was recovered around 3 p.m.

This is the second body recovered at the river this week. The body of a 19-year-old Georgia man was recovered Thursday.

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