UPDATE: Name of man pulled from Iowa River released

Investigators say the body of 42-year-old Mohammad Saadi Albaghdadi was pulled from the Iowa River Tuesday afternoon.

The cause and manner of death are still pending due to additional testing being needed.

Stay with KCRG-TV9 for updates as they become available.

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The Johnson County Sheriff's Office said authorities pulled a man's body from the Iowa River in downtown Iowa City Tuesday.

Authorities said the body was stuck in tree branches near the Burlington Street Bridge, near the east bank of the river. They said pedestrians on the bridge spotted the body and called authorities about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Deputies in boats freed the body and pulled it from the water about 30 minutes later.

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