Woman’s body pulled from Trinity River near Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth

Posted Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Police are trying to learn how a woman’s body wound up in the Trinity River Tuesday near Panther Island Pavilion.

Initial reports indicated that the victim was female, which was confirmed at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday by Officer Sharron Neal, a police spokeswoman.

The Tarrant County medical examiner had not released the woman’s name by late Tuesday evening. Likewise, there was no information about how she died, and how she got into the river.

Police and firefighters, including the dive team, were called at 1:07 p.m. to the 400 block of North Taylor Street on the northern edge of downtown where a caller had spotted a body floating in the river, Matt Zavadsky, a MedStar spokesman, said.

The body was visible and easily retrievable, he said.

Engineer Tim Hardeman, a fire department spokesman, said the body was near the north bank.

A MedStar crew arrived at 1:11 p.m. and had pronounced the victim dead by 1:15 p.m., Zavadsky said.

Panther Island Pavilion is the venue for Rockin’ the River, a weekly concert series, and Fort Worth’s Fourth, a July 4 celebration. Kayak and canoe rentals are also available there.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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