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Missing man's body found in Arkansas River

Authorities say Jerome George, 41, was previously reported missing by family members to the Little Rock Police Department. (Photo courtesy: Little Rock Police Dept.)

The State Medical Examiner's Office has identified a man whose body was found floating in the Arkansas River as a missing Little Rock resident.

Authorities say Jerome George, 41, was previously reported missing by family members to the Little Rock Police Department.

Saturday morning, his body was found by a barge operator who was traveling on the river. The operator was able to pull George's body onto the barge and docked at the Port Authority to notify police, who responded to the scene at 9:30 a.m.

The body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office, who reported the preliminary cause of death is drowning and said the body had no trauma.

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