Body pulled from the Truckee River identified
SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - Thursday Update: The Medical Examiners Office is identifying the man whose body was found as 49-year-old Loren Nichols. Officials say they are investigating whether Nichols was homeless.
Medical examiners are working to determine the cause and manner of Nichols’s death. Sparks police have said they don’t believe foul play is involved, but it’s not been made clear how he ended up in the river.
Original Story: Sparks Fire Department crews were called to the Truckee River Tuesday to pull a body out of the water.
Fire Battalion Chief Scott Means told KOLO 8 News Now that they responded to a river rescue call just before 3 p.m. around Coney Island near McCarran.
Fire crews pulled the person from the river, but he was already deceased. Crews are still investigating.
This is an ongoing story and KOLO 8 News Now will provide more details once they become available.
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