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Body found in Point Defiance Park

Body found below Five Mile Drive in Tacoma

Firefighters recovered a body from the Tacoma Narrows on Monday afternoon, according to the Tacoma Fire Department.
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Firefighters recovered a body from the Tacoma Narrows on Monday afternoon, according to the Tacoma Fire Department.

Firefighters recovered a body from Point Defiance Park on Monday, according to the Tacoma Fire Department.

Someone spotted a body about 3 p.m. near the Narrows Viewpoint in Point Defiance Park and called 911, Tacoma Fire spokesman Joe Meinecke said.

Firefighters were dispatched for a rescue effort along the beach, Meinecke said, but it turned into a body recovery.

Firefighters responded both by boat and from Five Mile Drive.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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