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Man recovered from the Yakima River

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GRANDVIEW, Wash -- The body of a man who fled police on Friday and then jump into the Yakima River to escape has been recovered.

Police stopped searching for Tony Arroyo Friday afternoon but family and friends continued. Saturday morning, a friend searching on a jet ski found the body about a half mile away from where Arroyo ditched his car and jumped into the Yakima.

Arroyo's family was upset that Yakima Sheriff's office stopped searching for his body after several hours.

Police and family do not know why Arroyo fled police, but his family believes he was probably driving without a license.