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Eau Claire cops identify apparent drowning victim

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) -- Eau Claire police say the man whose body was recently found in the Chippewa River was apparently a drowning victim.

   Officers identified the man Saturday as 22-year-old Ricardo "Ricky" Gonzales of Eau Claire.

   No physical wounds were found on the body. There was no evidence of foul play.

   A full toxicology report is being prepared. However, a WEAU-TV report (http://bit.ly/q2aGHw ) cites preliminary testing that says Gonzales had a blood-alcohol content of 0.19 percent. That's more than twice the legal limit for driving.

   Gonzales's body was found Friday afternoon by several inner-tube riders. The body was about 20 yards out into the river, not far from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus.

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   Information from: WEAU-TV, http://www.weau.com

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