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DC Fire: Man dead after water rescue in Potomac River

It has not yet been confirmed by DC Fire and EMS how exactly the man ended up in the river, officials say.
Credit: DC Fire and EMS

WASHINGTON — DC Fire and EMS crews say a man is now dead after crews pulled him from the Potomac River Thursday evening.

According to officials, the victim, who has not been identified, was transported to land from the Potomac River near the Key Bridge in D.C.

Fire and EMS crews have removed an adult male from the water, who was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. DC Police tell WUSA9 that the man later died at a nearby hospital. Officials said they searched the area and confirmed there were no other patients – other than the individual removed.

It has not yet been confirmed by DC Fire and EMS how exactly the person ended up in the Potomac River.

This is a developing story that will be updated once more information becomes available. Stay with WUSA9 for the latest.

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