Man Rescued After Fall Into Potomac River

Man was taking photos when he fell in

By Kelvin Robinson
|  Wednesday, May 25, 2011  |  Updated 7:08 AM EDT
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A man was rescued after he fell into the Potomac along the Georgetown waterfront. Video from Vito Maggiolo, DC Fire/EMS.

Vito Maggiolo, DC Fire/EMS

A man was rescued after he fell into the Potomac along the Georgetown waterfront. Video from Vito Maggiolo, DC Fire/EMS.

A man had to be plucked from the Potomac River Tuesday night after he fell into the water.

Authorities said the man was taking pictures along the Georgetown waterfront when he fell about 25 feet into the river.

D.C. Fire units responded, tossing the man a life raft and rope to help him float in the water. Two members of the rescue dive team also got into the water help stabilize him while they waited for the fire boat to arrive.

Once the boat arrived, the man was pulled out of the water and taken to Thompson's Boathouse for evaluation. Authorities said the man was expected to be fine.

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