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Body Recovered From Potomac River

5:25 PM, Sep 14, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- More information has surfaced concerning the body of a man that was recovered from the Potomac River Friday afternoon near Swains Lock, according to officials.

Rescue crews from Fairfax and Montgomery County along with the U.S. Park Police helicopter responded to the scene.

The man was located under water with the help of two kayakers and was handed over to Montgomery County authorities. The man's keys, cell phone and wallet were located on a nearby rock.

So far, police say the investigation has revealed that witnesses on the Fairfax side of the Potomac River saw a man enter the Potomac river. Police say according to witnesses, the man waded into the middle of the river and drowned after becoming trapped under a rock.

The victim's identity is unknown at this time police say, but the body is described as a white man in his late teens or early 20's.

Officials ask that anyone with information regarding this drowning call detectives at 240-773-5070.

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