Investigation into body found in Tennessee River

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UPDATE: Police announced Friday, August 23rd that they have identified the man found in the river as 51-year-old Walter Bailey from Florence. His death is still under investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY: Florence police are trying to identify a man who was found dead in the Tennessee River. Police tell us the body was found by a fisherman around six this evening near the mouth of Cypress Creek at Mcfarland Park.

They say the man was white with dark brown hair and glasses. The victim also appeared to have had recent surgery on his right leg.

If you have any information – please contact Florence police.

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