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Authorities discovered a body in the Missouri River Sunday while performing drags along the South Sioux shoreline.
Skycam shows the authorities searching for Anthony Campbell.
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (KTIV) -
The search for a man who went missing two days ago in the Missouri River could be over.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission recovered a body near the railroad bridge in South Sioux City, Nebraska. The discovery came around 1 p.m. Sunday, as authorities were performing drags along the shoreline.
They say 25-year-old Anthony Campbell of Waterbury, Nebraska, went swimming and was swept away by the current around 4 a.m. Friday. A female companion told police Campbell tried to grab onto her, pulling her in as well.
Authorities are still awaiting autopsy results but believe the body found in the river is Campbell's. It's the news that folks in his town didn't want to hear.
"The worst thing is that we're a small town and we know everyone here. To not even know he lived here is the worst part. So, we're all really upset about it, especially since it's on the river and I've grown up there and know the dangers and everything," said Leah Armour of Waterbury, Neb.
"Definitely the community is saddened to hear that. We didn't realize that he was actually living here, but any time you have a tragedy like that, especially on the river, it's always a sad day for everybody: friends, family," said Linda Sorensen of Waterbury.
Crews say the river is full of debris, which made the search efforts difficult.
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