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Man's Body Pulled from Potomac River in Northwest DC: Officials

Boats were looking in the Potomac River near Thompson's Boat House and the Kennedy Center

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The body of a man was pulled from the Potomac River in Northwest Washington, D.C., early Friday after someone was reporting missing in the water, officials said.

Someone was seen trying to swim near a loose, small boat near Thompson Boat house on Virginia Avenue NW, witnesses said, according to fire officials.

The witnesses heard splashing in the water and called 911, officials told News4. That person hasn't been seen again.

Firefighters, Metropolitan Police Department harbor units and Arlington Fire and EMS boats were looking for the missing person. Multiple boats were seen in the water Emergency vehicles with flashing lights were stopped on the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway.

What began as a water rescue transitioned into a recovery effort after more than two hours, D.C. Fire and EMS said.

No information was immediately released on the person’s identity or why they were in the river.

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