2 people dead after disappearing in Potomac River

One person was pronounced dead at the scene and the other person was taken by EMS in critical condition.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Two cousins are dead after being rescued from the Potomac River Sunday night.

One was pronounced dead at the scene and the other person was taken by EMS in critical condition, where he later died.

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Witnesses said Danny Garcia and Calvin Cerpas  went into the water and did not resurface.

Land Units and Fireboat first arrived on the scene.

DC Fire and EMS went to the scene to search deploying two Fireboats and two Zodiac boats to the scene. DC Police and the U.S. Park Police helicopter were also on the scene.  

There is no further information at this time.

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