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'Wonder Woman' finds body floating in river

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  • Actress Lynda Carter found a body floating on the Potomac River on Wednesday
  • Carter told nearby fishermen to call police, later led rescuers to body
  • Carter played heroine "Wonder Woman" on television during the 1970s
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The actress who played Wonder Woman on TV in the 1970s says she didn't do anything extraordinary when she discovered a body this week on the Potomac River in Washington.

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Lynda Carter, of "Wonder Woman" fame, found a body floating on the Potomac River.

Lynda Carter tells The Washington Post she was alone in a boat when she saw the body Wednesday. She says she didn't have a cell phone with her, so she yelled to some fishermen and asked them to call police. Carter waited until rescuers arrived and directed them to the body.

District of Columbia police say the body of 47-year-old Helen Johnstone of Washington was found floating on the river Wednesday. The medical examiner's office has not declared an official cause of death.

Carter says she "did what anybody would have done."

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