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Accident Database: Accident #31495

Date: 2018-06-04
Victim: 3 Unidentfied Men
Victim Age:
River: Potomac
Reach #:
Potomac [MD]
7. Little Falls II-III(IV)
Section: 7. Little Falls
Location: Key Bridge
Water Level: High
River Difficulty: N/A
Cause Code(s): Flush Drowning
Injury Type(s): Does not Apply
Factors Code(s): Poor Group / Scene Management
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Private/Commercial: Private
Boat Type: Other
Group Info:
Other Victim Names:
Detailed Description:
River Level on 6/4: 10.5 feet; 137,000 cfs. River at Chain Bridge is flat atr summer levels, but today there was a wave train and hot current. Were PFD's used??

1 rescued, 1 missing after boat overturns in Potomac River

WASHINGTON — One person was rescued and another is missing after a work boat overturned in the Potomac River.

A pontoon boat carrying workers operating on the Key Bridge overturned in the river a little after 11 a.m. Monday morning, according to D.C. Fire and EMS.

An extensive water search for a missing worker was underway Monday. D.C. Fire and EMS said that the search changed Monday afternoon from a rescue operation to a recovery operation.

A boat carrying three workers overturned and three other workers jumped into the water to rescue them, D.C. Fire and EMS said.

United States Park Police are also assisting in the search with a helicopter, as well as D.C. police.


Report Status: Reported

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