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Body pulled from river near Natchez, believed to be man who jumped from Vicksburg bridge

NATCHEZ — A body was recovered Saturday morning from the Mississippi River approximately 10 miles north of Natchez, an official said.

Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies, Mississippi Wildlife Fisheries and Parks and Adams County Search and Rescue crews responded to the scene and removed the body from the river.

Although unconfirmed, officials said they are investigating whether the body could be that of the man who reportedly jumped from the Interstate 20 bridge in Vicksburg on Wednesday.

According to the Vicksburg Police Department, the individual, who was not named, jumped from the Interstate 20 bridge, on the eastbound side of the bridge shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace Friday said boat crews with his department had searched the river as far south as Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Station.