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Man Found Dead in Potomac River Near Old Town Alexandria



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    A man was found dead in the Potomac River Thursday afternoon after he was seen near the water in Old Town Alexandria, officials say. 

    The Alexandria Fire Department, a dive team from the D.C. police department and a U.S. Park Police helicopter were called to the scene and searched for the man by land, air and water starting about 1:35 p.m.

    The temperature was in the 30s in Alexandria Thursday afternoon.

    The man's body was found in the river, the fire department said in an update about 3:20 p.m. 

    His identity was not released immediately.

    An Alexandria fire department representative previously said that witnesses reported seeing a man fall off a tour boat docked at the end of Prince Street.

    Police said in an update that they believe the man did not fall from a boat; rather, he was last seen standing near the water. The death is not considered suspicious, police said. 

    This story has been updated from a previous version.