Body found in Potomac River near Georgetown

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A body was found in the Potomac River in the Georgetown area Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

About 12:21 p.m., police received a call about a male body floating in the water west of the Key Bridge, near the 3700 block of Water Street NW. Officers then retrieved the body, D.C. police spokeswoman Saray Leon said.

The medical examiner's office is expected to identify the body and determine the cause of death.

U.S. Park Police have been looking for a 73-year-old man who was last seen on the bank of the Potomac River near Chain Bridge Road on Friday. But Leon said that she did not know if the body was of this man.

Another man's body had been found in the Potomac River near the 14th Street Bridge on April 6, and the body of a missing Illinois tourist was found on April 11 in the Tidal Basin near the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. Leon said that there are no signs of foul play in either of those incidents.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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