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Woman Rescued From Washington Channel

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A woman was rescued from the Washington Channel early last Thursday morning following a coordinated effort by emergency personnel from several agencies. A call came in just after midnight reporting that a woman was in the channel, which runs between East Potomac Park and Southwest Washington. United States Park Police, Metropolitan Police Department, and D.C. Fire Department harbor units responded and began a search for her. While doing so, they heard what appeared to be a woman’s scream, and subsequently found her barely hanging on to the seawall at Haines Point. Sensing that she was in imminent peril, officers and rescue personnel jumped into the water to prevent her from drowning. USPP sergeant Robert Steinheimer and officer John Zarate assisted and were able to pull the woman onto a rescue boat. The woman was flown to an area hospital by Eagle One, the Park Police helicopter, where she was admitted in critical condition with apparent hypothermia.



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