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Potomac River kayakers rescue child that fell from canoe

by LESLY SALAZAR | 7News Saturday, July 10th 2021

A child fell from a canoe on the Potomac River on July 10, 2021, but nearby kayakers were able to help rescue the child.

On Saturday morning, a child fell from a canoe on the Potomac River, but nearby kayakers were able to help rescue the child, officials say.  One other adult also made it out of the water. They were both taken to the Virginia side of the river.   Pete Piringer, Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County (MD) Fire & Rescue Service shared photos of the incident on Twitter:

Pete Piringer -  (~1140a) Potomac River, child fell into water out of canoe, several adults may be in water as well, @mcfrs SW710, SW710B, SW439, SW714, A710, ALS710, PE726, UTV711, EAGLE, BC702 & others incl @ffxfirerescue assisting @COcanalNPS @Gr8FallsPark

Piringer says that crews with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, C&O Canal NPS, and Great Falls Park also responded to the incident.

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