Man falls from boat on Potomac River, dies

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Capital Land,Scott McCabe

A man died after he hit his head while on a boat and fell into the Potomac River, authorities said.

D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer said authorities were called to an area about a half-mile south of the Arlington Memorial Bridge at around 11:30 p.m. Monday for a report of a person in the water. The man was untieing a rope on his boat that had been tied to another when he slipped. He hit his head, and fell into the water.

He was taken to a hospital where he died, authorities said.

Police are investigating.

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