Body of missing UNM student found

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DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) – The body of the University of New Mexico student who went missing in the Animas River has been recovered.

The Durango Herald is reporting the body is believed to be that of Cody Shane Pierce. It was located half a mile north of Bakers Bridge which is north of Hermosa, Colorado. Property owners found him and called police.

Pierce, was last seen jumping in the river to cool off and was swept away. Bystanders tried to help but couldn’t get to him.

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