Motorboat continues doing doughnuts after sole occupant is pitched into Potomac

A man went overboard after his boat hit a wave and started doing doughnuts in the Potomac River near Georgetown Sunday, fire officials said.

D.C. Fire and EMS said that the incident happened around 12:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon near the Wisconsin Avenue and K Street Northwest intersection along the Georgetown Waterfront.

A passing boat helped the man out of the water and brought him to shore. He was uninjured and wearing a life jacket.

D.C. police were eventually able to get a hold of the boat that was motoring in circles in the water.

Fonda Mwangi

Fonda Mwangi is a Associate Producer at WTOP. Before joining WTOP she was an investigative intern at WJLA. She also wrote for student magazine, Envision, covering finances for college students. Fonda got her Masters in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University.

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