A body was recovered from the Skagit River

(MOUNT VERNON)- According to a press release, Mount Vernon Police at approximately 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, responded to a call of a possible body floating near the east river bank just north of the State Route 536 Bridge.

L Lieutenant Greg Booth said in the release that officers arrived and after making confirmation requested assistance from the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit. Once on-scene, deputies attempted to reach the body but were unable to access the location with their boat, due to logs and debris in the water.

The US Border Patrol Search and Rescue team was contacted, and agents trained in swift water rescue, responded and recovered the body. The Skagit County Coroner’s Office took custody, and will assist in identification.

Booth said, it’s too early in the investigation to say whether the death is suspicious and investigators are reviewing open missing person cases.

Anyone with information that would assist investigators is asked to call the 24-hour dispatch information number (360) 428-3211 or during business hours call Mount Vernon Police at (360) 336-6271.