Friday, November 23, 2012
Woman pronounced dead at Suburban Hospital in Montgomery County after she was recovered from the Potomac River in McLean.
A woman died Friday at Suburban Hospital in Montgomery County after she was recovered from the Potomac River near McLean. Capt. Paul Starks of the Montgomery County Police Department said homicide detectives are currently investigating the case, because police investigate all unattended deaths, but no foul play or crime is apparent at this time, he said. Witnesses called 911 on Friday morning when they observed a woman in distress in the Potomac River near Great Falls Park in McLean. Montgomery County emergency responders rescued her from the river and transported her to Suburban Hospital. She was pronounced dead at approximately 10:39 a.m. The investigation is still in its early stages and is ongoing, Starks said.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
This stretch of the river is "particularly deadly," according to the Washington Post.
A young man in his late teens or early 20s died in the Potomac River near Riverbend Park in Great Falls on Friday, Montgomery County police have confirmed to the Associated Press. "Police say the man apparently entered the water south of Riverbend Park and waded to the middle of the river, where he became trapped," the AP reports. No foul play is suspected. The Washington Post reports that this stretch of the Potomac River is "particularly deadly," but that deaths near this spot have declined in recent years.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The victim is being sent to the Virginia side of the river for assessment and recovery.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service was dispatched Thursday afternoon to a water rescue near the Virginia side of the Potomac River. One person, who did not appear to be injured, was in the water around the observation deck below Great Falls, according to Captain Oscar Garcia, spokesperson for MCFRS. Garcia was unable to confirm gender or age of the victim. The individual was being transported to Virginia where MCFRS would do a physical assessment of the victim's condition and transport him or her to a hospital if needed, Garcia said. Authorities believe the victim slipped and fell into the water. According to Garcia, MCFRS response to Virginia-side Potomac River rescues are common due to the geography of the area. Emergency 911 …