MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A body was discovered near the Mississippi River in Fridley Thursday afternoon.

The Anoka County Sheriff’s office says a person fishing near Manomin Park spotted the body at about 2 p.m.

Investigators used air boats to search the river for the body.

Officers at the scene say the deceased is an adult white male, who may be a Coon Rapids man reported missing in January.

The Anoka County Medical Examiner will make a positive identification.

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