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Md. man's body found in Potomac near Harpers Ferry

Police say the body of a fisherman from Gaithersburg has been found along the Maryland bank of the Potomac River near Sandy Hook.

Maryland Natural Resources Police say 37-year-old Daniel Figueroa is believed to have drowned Saturday, when he was swept into the White Horse rapids while trying to swim to a large boulder.

Police say family members found the body Tuesday morning while searching the area across the river from Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 18, 2010; 4:16 PM ET
Categories:  Emergencies & Rescues , Maryland , Montgomery , Updates  
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