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Dive team finds missing swimmer dead in Russian River

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Monte Rio Bridge in Monte Rio, Calif.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office’s dive team found a deceased man Wednesday morning who disappeared a day earlier while swimming in the Russian River at Monte Rio Beach, fire officials said.

The 24-year-old man was found around 9:50 a.m. about 40 feet offshore in 9 feet of water near the Monte Rio Bridge pier in Monte Rio, Monte Rio Fire Protection District Chief Steve Baxman said.

A relative of the deceased man reported him missing around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to the sheriff’s office.

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