An 18-year-old was rescued with traumatic injuries Sunday after a 20-foot fall from rocks into the Potomac River.
D.C. Fire and EMS tweeted initial reports about the incident, which occurred near Fletcher’s Boathouse at 4:42 p.m.
The 18-year-old’s injuries were severe, but non-life-threatening, according to D.C. Fire.
During the rescue, first responders secured the fall victim in a rescue basket and lowered the teen with ropes to a fireboat waiting on the shoreline. The individual was then transported to Thompson’s Boathouse.
Update river incident Fletchers boathouse. Patient transported to a waiting medic unit at Thompson’s Boathouse. #DCsBravest Rescue Squad 1 and Fireboat 3 have returned to DC shoreline. pic.twitter.com/xyqUjZTNNS
— DC Fire and EMS #StayHomeDC (@dcfireems) July 5, 2020
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