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Police Investigate Drowning in Potomac River

For Immediate Release: Monday, July 1, 2013

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide and Sex Section are investigating a drowning that occurred on Saturday.

On Saturday, June 29, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Montgomery County Fire & Rescue received a call for a possible drowning of a 21-year-old male in the Potomac River near Bear Island.  Montgomery County Fire & Rescue began a rescue mission.  Montgomery County Police search and rescue officers responded to the area to provide assistance on land.

Today, following an extended joint operation, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue recovered the victim’s body in the water at approximately 2:25 p.m.  Montgomery County Police search and rescue officers were on scene during these recovery efforts.  The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Montgomery County Police detectives are leading the investigation into the victim's death.  Investigation has revealed that the victim was diving off the cliffs on the Virginia side of the river when his friends noticed him go under the water and not surface.  His friends called 911.

The victim has been identified as Vincent Crapps of the 3d United States Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), stationed at Fort Myer, Virginia.


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Release ID: 13-230
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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