Body recovered from Tidal Basin during Cherry Blossom festival, police investigating

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D.C. police say they are investigating a death after a body was rescued from the Tidal Basin Saturday afternoon.

Investigators say a man was pulled from the water, near the paddle boats, after authorities were called at about 2 p.m. 

Police say they are investigating the person's death. Police did not report any prolonged impact to activities from the Cherry Blossom Festival, happening in close proximity to where the body was found.

D.C. Fire and EMS as well as U.S. Park police helped with the preliminary investigation and rescue.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 5 for updates.

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