One woman in life-threatening condition following water rescue


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WASHINGTON (WDVM) — One woman is in “critical life-threatening condition” following a water rescue in the rain on Monday along the Potomac River, D.C. Fire and EMS say.

Responders first arrived around the 3100 block of K Street Northwest after people saw someone go into the Potomac River and not resurface.

Two fireboats, inflatables and divers searched the water for almost 30 minutes before finding the victim and bringing her to shore. First responders treated her with advanced life support efforts before she was transported to a hospital.

The U.S. Coast Guard, Arlington Fire and EMS and D.C. police assisted in the response. Law enforcement is currently investigating the circumstances of this incident.

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