Kenai police recover body in Kenai River

Posted: Wednesday, September 08, 2010

KENAI - Kenai police have pulled the body of a man from the Kenai River.

Kenai Police Sgt. Scott McBride tells the Peninsula Clarion that a boater reported seeing a body at about 2:30 p.m. Monday near the Warren Ames Bridge.

Kenai police and firefighters found the body upstream from the bridge about two hours later.

McBride says the body has been taken to the medical examiner's office in Anchorage for identification.

A 41-year-old Soldotna man is the only person reported missing in the river.

Robert A. Smithwick disappeared in the water July 21 about 100 feet upstream from the Pillars boat launch.

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