Body pulled from Mississippi River near former Ford plant

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A man's body was pulled from the Mississippi River near the former Ford plant in St. Paul Tuesday morning, local media report.

Authorities were called at about 8 a.m. after the body was spotted, and firefighters were working to remove the body from the water, the Pioneer Press reports. It was not immediately reported who had initially seen the body.

A St. Paul police spokesman told KARE 11 it appeared the body had been in the river for some time.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy as part of the investigation, KSTP reported.

There was no immediate information available about the person's identity, and few other details were immediately available.

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