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Body Found in Los Angeles River in Lincoln Heights

A body was found Monday morning in the Los Angeles River in Lincoln Heights after an apparent suicide, authorities said.

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The Los Angeles River is seen in a file photo.

The discovery was made about 7:26 a.m. near the 1700 block of North Spring Street (map), the Los Angeles Fire Department said on its news blog.

The victim had apparently jumped from a nearby bridge, according to a Los Angeles police spokesman at the scene.

Fire Department personnel were assisting Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies and coroner’s officials in recovering the body, officials said.

No other details were immediately available.