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Female body found near Colorado rafting accident

SALT LAKE CITY - Colorado authorities have recovered a female body from the Arkansas River near Salida three miles from the spot where a Utah woman disappeared after she was tossed from a raft Saturday.

Chaffee County Undersheriff John Spezze says crews pulled the body Wednesday night after someone spotted it floating below the river's surface.
Spezze says a coroner will officially identify the body but authorities believe it might be 31-year-old Amanda Taylor of Vernal, Utah.
Deputies say Taylor was with six others Saturday night when their raft overturned. Five people made it to shore and authorities rescued a 22-year-old man found clinging to the overturned raft.

The Deseret News reports a Colorado Springs pathologist is expected to perform an autopsy Thursday and identify the body.

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