DC police: Man dies after Potomac River rescue

A man is dead after being rescued in the Potomac River Thursday night.

D.C. Fire and EMS responded to the scene around 8:30 p.m. near the area of the Key Bridge.

Rescue boats found the man in the water and took him to the D.C. side of the river.

Paramedics quickly tended to the man once he was rescued but he died at the scene, D.C. police said.

After an additional search, a D.C. Fire spokesperson said there were no other victims in the water.

Below is a map of where the rescue occurred.

Luke Garrett

Luke Garrett is a D.C. native dedicated to journalism. He joined the WTOP newsroom in 2020 after graduating from the University of San Diego, where he studied physics and philosophy.

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