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Missing Man’s Body Recovered From Chena River

By | August 14, 2014

The body of a man who went missing in the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks has been recovered.

Volunteers found Andrew John’s body Tuesday evening.

Sgt. Scott McCumby says the body has been positively identified and next-of-kin notified.

Efforts to find the body of the 35-year-old Arctic Village man have been underway since he was last seen under a bridge on the rain-swollen Chena River on Thursday

Authorities say he and another man, identified by police as Robert Francis, decided to go swimming to escape the heat.

Francis was able to get out of the water, but John was last seen under the Wendell Street bridge.

John’s body was found near the Carlson Center.

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