Kayaker Discovers Body in Potomac River in Great Falls - NBC4 Washington

Kayaker Discovers Body in Potomac River in Great Falls

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue believes a person fell from the Virginia side of the park

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    Kayaker Discovers Body in Potomac River in Great Falls
    Montgomery County Fire and Rescue
    Authorities have launched a death investigation after pulling a body from the Potomac River.

    A kayaker discovered a man's body along the Potomac River in Great Falls National Park on Saturday, authorities say.

    It appears 77-year-old Russell Larkin fell down a cliff on the Virginia side of the park and landed on rocks near the water, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said. It's not clear what may have caused the fall.

    Montgomery County and Fairfax County rescue workers went to an area near Rocky Island at the park about 9:45 a.m. and recovered the body.

    The recovery effort was centered between Sandy Landing and Rocky Island, fire officials said.

    The U.S. Park Police are leading the death investigation.

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