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Montgomery man presumed drowned near Harpers Ferry

Authorities say they have resumed their search for a Gaithersburg man who is presumed to have drowned in the Potomac River near Sandy Hook, across from Harpers Ferry, W. Va.

Maryland Natural Resources Police say 37-year-old Daniel Figueroa was fishing with another man Saturday when they tried to swim from one rock to another to reach a better spot.

Sgt. Art Windemuth says the rapids there are so treacherous that the Natural Resources Police decided against sending in a dive team.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 17, 2010; 11:54 AM ET
Categories:  Emergencies & Rescues , Maryland , Montgomery  
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this should be front page news. It seems like people need to be reminded of the dangers of the Potomac every spring.
those rocks are slippery. the current can be strong.

By all means enjoy the natural beauty of the Potomac, but be careful.

My condolences to the friends and family.

Posted by: MarilynManson | May 17, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

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