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Body Recovered From Potomac River Near Recreation Area

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Fire officials say a man's body has been recovered from the Potomac River near a recreation area just west of D.C.

A hiker spotted the body around 3:30 p.m. Sunday near the Carderock Recreation Area, part of the C&O Canal National Historical Park, said Montgomery County fire department spokesman Pete Piringer.

Piringer says crews pulled the body from the water around 4 p.m. just ahead of an approaching thunderstorm.

The man has not been identified. Piringer says the body is not that of a swimmer who went missing on June 3 about two miles away, and he says there are no other active reports of people missing in the area.

Police are investigating the man's death.

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