Body recovery at Salt River after man is swept away

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SALT RIVER - Rescue crews recovered the body of a man who never resurfaced in the Salt River.


MCSO divers looking for men in Salt River - Rescue crews are searching the Salt River for two men who slipped under the surface.

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The body of 28-year-old Robert Frances, from Apache Junction was recovered at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. MCSO says four friends were tubing down the Salt River when one of the friends started having difficulty in the water. The other three friends swam out to help but Frances was not able to swim back to the shore line and was swept away by a curerent.

Frances' body was taken to the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's office. This fatal incident is still under investigation.