Body recovered in Neches River

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Texas game wardens have recovered the body of a man in the Neches River after someone in the area spotted the body Sunday afternoon.

Captain Shawn Phillips said game wardens have been looking in the area for a man reported missing. His canoe and paddles were found north of State Highway 7 and they had been looking in that area for the man for weeks.

Phillips said someone in the area saw the body in the water and called authorities. Game wardens then came to the scene to recover the body.

Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches said investigators are waiting on tests to confirm the body is that of the missing man.

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