Police identify body found floating down NC river

The body of Trinity Batchelor has been identified after being discovered in the French Broad River Wednesday
Published: May. 3, 2023 at 3:22 PM EDT|Updated: May. 5, 2023 at 12:30 PM EDT
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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Asheville Police Department said identified the body that was found floating down a river on Wednesday.

According to police, kayakers reported a possible body floating down the French Broad River near Riverside Drive at around 1 p.m.

Officers said the Asheville Fire Department was able to retrieve the body from the river.

The body was identified as a 35-year-old man named Trinity Hyde Batchelor.

If anyone has information regarding this scene, text TIP2APD to 847411 or call 828-252-1110.