Dead body reported in Jordan River turns out to be mannequin


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Salt Lake City firefighters responded to a report of a “dead body” in the Jordan River Surplus Canal on Friday that turned out to be a mannequin.

Coincidentally, the dummy belonged to the fire department and got lost about a year ago during a water rescue training session.

Officials made the most of the situation by using the mannequin to practice high-water rescue skills, something especially relevant considering the water is running higher than usual this year.