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UPDATE: Body pulled from the Snake River has been identified

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UPDATE:

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office reports the man pulled from the Snake River Wednesday is 51-year-old Michael Lawrence Meissner.

Det. Sgt. Karl Noah says the man had an Idaho Falls address but was homeless at the time of his death. Authorities confirm that Meissner did drown, however, it’s not clear how he got in the water.

ORIGINAL STORY:

IDAHO FALLS — Authorities have recovered the body of man found in the Snake River.

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office reports at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, a person called dispatch to report a body in the river near the upper power plant at 140 South Capital in Idaho Falls.

Deputies investigated and discovered a deceased fully clothed white male in the river. Authorities believe they have identified the body, however, the name of the person has not been released pending notification of family members.

This is the latest in a series of bodies that have been pulled out of water in eastern Idaho recently.

On Aug. 12, the Power County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of Bradley Miller of Pocatello, from the American Falls Reservoir.

On Aug. 10, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of Dallon Hill of St. Anthony, from the Henrys Fork of the Snake River.

On Aug. 5, the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of Johnny R. Johnson of Pocatello, from the Snake River.

EastIdahoNews.com will update this article as more details are released.

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