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Homeless man's body found in North Texas retention pond

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DENTON, Texas (AP) - Divers have located the body of a homeless man in a North Texas retention pond after he allegedly was swept away from a drainage area during heavy rain.

Authorities believe the victim, whose body was recovered early Monday, had been living in a drainage tunnel in Denton.

Denton Fire Department spokesman Kenneth Hedges says witnesses reported the man was swept into the retention pond Sunday night by fast-moving water. The name of the man wasn't immediately released.

Retention ponds are used to store excess rainwater.

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