Kayaker Drowns in Potomac River Sunday Afternoon

by Patrick Herron

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services (MCFRS) responded to the Potomac River, in the area of Little Falls (near DC/MoCo border), for the report of a kayaker in distress on Sunday, September 17, around 3:15pm. According to Chief Spokesperson for MCFRS Pete Piringer on Twitter, “two dozen adults from an out-of-State College kayak group were boating, one adult female was caught/trapped/pinned under a rock (in hydraulics), passerby’s and others came to her aid prior to MCFRS arrival, unfortunately she did not survive.”  The incident is currently under investigation.

We will provide an update if additional information becomes available.


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