Man’s body recovered from C&O canal in DC; police investigating

D.C. Fire and EMS said a man’s body was recovered from the C&O canal early Sunday morning near the Key Bridge.

The rescue service arrived at the canal near Water Street in Northwest D.C. around 9 a.m. after a report of a person in the water.

The rescue attempt, however, became a recovery mission, according to the D.C. Fire and EMS Twitter feed.



The circumstances around the man’s death are not yet clear. And the department didn’t identify the man.

DC police are now investigating the incident.

This is a developing story. Stay with WTOP for the latest. 

Lauren Hamilton

Lauren Hamilton is an Associate Producer at WTOP. She is a senior student at the University of Maryland, having written for a variety of campus publications and as a reporter at the campus radio station, WMUC 88.1. She began as an intern with WTOP in the summer of 2021.

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