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Body Recovered From Cumberland River

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Posted at 7:12 AM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 09:12:11-04

A body has been recovered from the Cumberland River nearly two days after a swimmer went underwater and never resurfaced. 

Officials with the Nashville Fire Department said in a Tweet Tuesday morning that a body had been spotted near Nissan Stadium.

Crews with the Office of Emergency Management were called to the scene. The body was recovered a short time later and taken to Riverfront Park. 

A 38-year-old man went missing around 3 p.m. Sunday on the river near the 100 block of 1st Avenue South.

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According to witnesses, a man asked for a suit to swim across. He then allegedly began swimming without one, went out a couple dozen feet, and went under. His name was not known.    

Fire officials said Metro Nashville Police would have to make positive identification.