Body found along the banks of the Okanogan River outside Tonasket

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A decomposed human body was found Wednesday night on the banks of the Okanogan River south of Tonasket.

The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office said at 8:16 p.m. they received a report that someone had found the body near the intersection of Indian Springs Road and Highway 7, about three miles south of Tonasket.

The body had apparently had been in the water and became visible as the water receded.

Because of exposure to water and the state of decomposition, deputies have not yet identified the person, the sheriff’s office said.

The Okanogan County Coroner’s office is working to help determine the cause of death and identity of the person.