Body found in Potomac River believed to be that of missing swimmer, officials say

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) said crews recovered a body Monday that is believed to be that of a missing swimmer.

MCFRS spokesman Pete Piringer posted on X that search teams located the body using sonar on Sunday, two days after a swimmer in the Potomac River disappeared. The body appeared to be under the surface of the water among some rocks.

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Crews returned on Monday morning to the area of the river near Sandy Landing where a kayaker reported seeing a body in the water.

Piringer shared in a video that the situation began on May 24 when two 18-year-old swimmers tried to cross the Potomac from Virginia to Maryland. One of the swimmers became “distressed” and went underwater.

Piringer noted in a post that members of the Montgomery County Department of Police were there conducting a death investigation.

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