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AUTHORITIES IDENTIFY BODY RECOVERED FROM MISSOURI RIVER

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SOUTH SIOUX CITY AUTHORITIES HAVE IDENTIFIED THE MAN WHOSE BODY WAS RECOVERED FROM THE MISSOURI RIVER SATURDAY NIGHT.

FIRE CHIEF CLINT MERITHEW SAYS THE VICTIM, 49-YEAR-OLD FELIPE MENDOZA, WAS ON A FAMILY OUTING WHEN TWO YOUNG GIRLS WERE CAUGHT IN AN EDDY IN THE RIVER.

MERITHEW SAYS MENDOZA JUMPED IN THE WATER AND RESCUED THE GIRLS, BUT WAS TAKEN UNDER BY THE CURRENT.

THE INCIDENT HAPPENED AROUND 6:30PM ON THE NEBRASKA SIDE OF RIVERLAND ESTATES:

OC……..UNFORTUNATELY. :19

THE GAME, FISH AND PARKS DEPARTMENT USED SONAR TO FIND AND RECOVER MENDOZA’S BODY AT 11PM SATURDAY NIGHT.

Updated 6:02pm 8/12/19

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LOCAL AUTHORITIES SAY A BODY WAS RECOVERED FROM THE MISSOURI RIVER OVER THE WEEKEND.

TRI-STATE AUTHORITIES RECEIVED A REPORT SATURDAY EVENING AROUND 6:30 THAT SOMEONE HAD BEEN SWEPT INTO THE RIVER ON THE NEBRASKA SIDE OF RIVERLAND ESTATES.

THE GAME, FISH AND PARKS DEPARTMENT USED SONAR TO FIND AND RECOVER THE BODY AT 11PM SATURDAY NIGHT.

THE NAME OF THE VICTIM HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED.