Body Recovered After Man Disappears Into Mississippi River At Memphis Concert

MEMPHIS (KFSM) -- The body of a 19-year-old man who disappeared into the Mississippi River on Friday has been found, his family said.

Rescue crews began searching for Pace Taylor after a rock concert Friday (June 29 ) night.

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According to the Memphis Police Department, a man was seen jumping over a wall of the Mud Island Amphitheater at the Widespread Panic concert on Friday night.

That's when Police say he landed on the riverbank and slipped into the water.

He was last seen drifting away from Mud Island.

The Memphis Fire Department said they received the call just before 11:30 p.m. They launched two boats into the river and searched for hours, but they were not able to locate anyone.

Eventually, a body was found, but police would not confirm right away that it was Taylor. However, his family confirmed it was him, and Memphis Police canceled the City Watch alert later, saying Taylor had been located.