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.