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Missing man's body pulled from the James River in Richmond, wife confirms

Body pulled from James River in Richmond
Posted at 12:00 PM, Jul 25, 2023

RICHMOND, Va. -- Emergency crews pulled a body out of the James River on Tuesday morning in Richmond.

The recovery operation took place around 11 a.m. along Tredegar Street near Brown's Island and Belle Isle.

"At approximately 11:01 a.m., RPD officers were called to an area in the James River near the 00 block of Lee Avenue for a report of a person down in the water just downriver from Texas Beach. No foul play is suspected at this time," a Richmond Police spokesperson wrote in an email about the incident. "The Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the exact cause and manner of death."

While Richmond Police have not yet released any information about the person who died, the wife of a missing man confirmed to CBS 6 reporter Maggi Marshall that the body was that of Matthew Nasal.

Nasal, 40, was reported missing by his family. He was last seen on Sunday, July 23, around 4:45 p.m., on the James River, possibly near the Texas Beach area.

Anyone with information was asked to call Detective Sergeant J. Bridges at 804-646-8146 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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