Body found near Singing River Bridge, victim identified

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Muscle Shoals Police have identified the man who was found Sunday afternoon near Singing River Bridge.

At 2:32 p.m. Sunday afternoon Dec. 1, Muscle Shoals Police received notification of a deceased victim alongside the Tennessee River, downriver from the south end of the Singing River Bridge.

MSPD officers and detectives responded along with rescue personnel from Muscle Shoals Fire and surrounding agencies.

A single white male decedent was found near the bank adjacent to the Rockpile Hiking Trail. The victim has been identified as James Allan Hovis of Sheffield, Alabama.

No foul play is suspected; updates will be made as they become available.

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