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Body of Marine who drowned in Missouri river recovered

Army officials say the body of a missing Marine who drowned near Fort Leonard Wood has been recovered.

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (AP) - Army officials say the body of a missing Marine who drowned near Fort Leonard Wood has been recovered.

Fort Leonard Wood officials said in a news release the body was recovered from the Big Piney River early Thursday by military and Missouri Highway Patrol personnel.

The man has not been identified pending notification of relatives.

Officials say the Marine was swept away by the river's current Wednesday afternoon.

He was assigned to the Marine Corps Detachment on Fort Leonard Wood.

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