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Man's body recovered from Yazoo River

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YAZOO CITY, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Officials have recovered the body of a 47-year-old man who jumped into the Yazoo River.

Chief Investigator Tommy Irvine says the body was located about 100 yards down from where he was spotted Saturday night.

Major Tillman Clifton with the Yazoo City Police Department identified the man as Billy Wayne Robinson.

Clifton says Robinson went missing in the water sometime after 5 p.m. Saturday.

Irvine said Robinson's body was located around 12:25 p.m. Sunday.

Robinson's body is now at the state crime lab to determine an exact cause of death.

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