1 rescued, 1 missing after boat overturns in Potomac River

WASHINGTON — One person was rescued and another is missing after a work boat overturned in the Potomac River.

A pontoon boat carrying workers operating on the Key Bridge overturned in the river a little after 11 a.m. Monday morning, according to D.C. Fire and EMS.

An extensive water search for a missing worker was underway Monday.

D.C. Fire and EMS said that the search changed Monday afternoon from a rescue operation to a recovery operation.

A boat carrying three workers overturned and three other workers jumped into the water to rescue them, D.C. Fire and EMS said.

United States Park Police are also assisting in the search with a helicopter, as well as D.C. police.


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