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Man found dead in river Thursday identified

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Authorities identify body found in river

A man who was found dead Thursday evening floating in the Hillsborough River has been identified.

Brian James Weiss, 43, was seen swimming near the Tampa Convention Center about 4:30 p.m., according to Hillsborough County sheriff's officials. A boater in the area later reported seeing him struggling in the water.

A sheriff's dive team assisted Tampa police in searching for Weiss. His body was found about 5:15 p.m. near the Platt Street Bridge, Tampa police said.

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