Man drowns in Potomac River on July 4

A man drowned in the Potomac River on July 4 while attempting to swim across the river near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The victim, identified as a 34-year-old Maryland man, was fishing with a friend when he decided to attempt the swim.


According to witnesses, the man struggled in the water and called out for help. His friend attempted to assist him but could not reach him before he went under the water.

Emergency responders were called to the scene and conducted a search and rescue operation. The victim’s body was recovered from the river later that day.

The incident serves as a tragic reminder of the dangers of swimming in open water and the importance of taking precautions to ensure safety. The Potomac River can be particularly dangerous due to its strong currents and unpredictable water conditions.

Officials are urging swimmers and boaters to exercise caution when on or near the river, and always to wear life jackets and other appropriate safety gear. The incident is currently under investigation by local authorities.

This is a developing story and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

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