James River season is not starting off on a good note.
Richmond Fire Department confirmed a death investigation is now underway following the recovery of a body pulled from the James River Monday afternoon.
Fire crews responded to the Pony Pasture around 1:30 p.m. Monday for the report of body found floating in the river. Crews then pulled the body onto a small island.
The fire department then notified Richmond Police, and that agency has now taken over the investigation.
Fire crews had cleared the scene by about 3 p.m.
It’s also worth mentioning that Richmond Fire Department successfully rescued two girls that fell into the river near Belle Isle on Mother’s Day.
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