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Missing swimmer’s body found

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Placer County Sheriff’s Department recovered the body of missing swimmer, Noe Antonio Rodriguez, from the American River Saturday afternoon, according to Sheriff’s spokeswoman Dena Erwin. A Placer County Sheriff’s helicopter crew spotted the 21-year-old Auburn man’s body in the river Saturday, according to a report Erwin released to the media Tuesday afternoon. The Placer County Sheriff’s dive team responded to the area, which was approximately two miles downstream from where Rodriguez was last seen entering the water on April 24. A diver entered the swift, cold water and secured a line to Rodriguez’s submerged body. The helicopter crew airlifted the body out of the canyon and it was then transported to the Placer County Morgue. ~ Staff report