PASSAIC, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police have recovered the body of the worker who was swept away in the Passaic River during a storm surge Monday afternoon.

The body was found Wednesday near the Union Avenue bridge in Rutherford.

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Authorities say the private contractor and another worker were inspecting the President Street bridge over Weasel Brook, which feeds into the Passaic River, when heavy rains pounded the area Monday.

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The worker slipped off the bridge and was swept away in the water.

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