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St. Louis (KSDK) - The St. Louis Fire Department recovered a body in the Mississippi River Thursday night.

The call came in around8:30 p.m.when a barge worker thought he saw a body between two barges near the old Slay Terminal, about one mile south of Chouteau Avenue.

Authorities launchedtwo boats into the river, anda body was located shortly before 9 p.m.

Police say the body appears to have been in the water for quite some time, and the gender could not be determined.