Body found in Mississippi River

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A body was found in the Mississippi River.

First responders were on the scene Friday, May 16, 2014 after a passerby near Sunset Marina in Rock Island spotted what they believed was a body in the water around 4 p.m.

A spokesperson with the Rock Island Fire Department said a body was recovered. The coroner was meeting with crews at the Rock Island Arsenal.

Coroner Brian Gustafson later confirmed that the body was missing boater Charles Slocum.

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