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BATON ROUGE - Crews pulled the body of a 25-year-old man from the Amite River this evening.

Jason Kristopher Hamilton went missing while swimming near Horseshoe Bend Road in East Baton Rouge Parish this afternoon.

Sheriff's deputies said a group of adults were swimming in the area when one went under the water, and hadn't been seen since.

Investigators said witnesses told them the victim had been drinking.

News 2's Ryan Naquin will have more at 10 p.m.


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