Teen’s body recovered from Potomac River

D.C. Police said a 17-year-old’s body was recovered from the Potomac River near Thompson Boat House in Northwest Friday morning.

Witnesses said they saw someone attempting to swim to a loose small boat before disappearing.



The District’s police told WTOP that D.C. Fire, the Coast Guard and the Arlington Fire Department were involved in the rescue before it transitioned to a recovery effort later in the day.

The body was discovered after about two hours and was not identified by officials.

WTOP has reached out to D.C. police for more details.

Editor’s Note: This story has been edited following an update from authorities to clarify the age of the person who died.

Ivy Lyons

Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for WTOP.com. Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

Matt Small

Matt joined WTOP News at the start of 2020, after contributing to Washington’s top news outlet as an Associated Press journalist for nearly 18 years.

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