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Body Found in Car Pulled from Mississippi River

A body was found inside a car after it was pulled from the Mississippi River near, Harriet Island, the Star Tribune said.

An additional report on the incident reveals that a back hoe hit the submerged car while workers were dredging the river as part of a Harriet Island renovation project.

Workers removed the car from the river and saw what they believed to be a decomposing body.

"I looked in the car, it looked like an airbag, and then I saw the legs," said one worker who wished to remain anonymous.

Police have not yet identified the body, although they believe it has been in the water for a long period of time.

Pioneer Press: John Brewer