Coast Guard rescues 2 from Potomac River

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Coast Guard rescued two people from the Potomac River near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Sunday.

The Coast Guard was notified of a capsized day sailor near the bridge by the motor vessel Odyssey.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Washington, D.C., launched and found four people in the water. Station Washington pulled out two people and Washington, D.C. Fire and Rescue arrived on scene and pulled out the remaining two people. After two of the people were transferred to D.C. Fire and Rescue, the boat was re-righted and towed into Washington Sailing Marina. All four people were wearing their life jackets.

“It’s a great thing they were wearing their life jackets,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Ciuca. “The situation could have turned worse.”

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