WASHINGTON - Two people died Saturday after their vehicle plunged into the Potomac River off of Rock Creek Parkway.
DC Fire and EMS tweeted about the incident at around 11:05 p.m. saying that one of the car's occupants had managed to escape and told them that as many as two others were trapped inside the car.
Car into Potomac - off of Rock Creek Parkway. 1 occupant out - says as many as 2 others inside car - now in the water. Divers headed in.— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) July 10, 2016
Divers entered the water about 20 minutes later, assisted by boats, to search for the trapped passengers. Meantime, the person who had escaped the sinking vehicle was transported to the hospital.
1 hr after car went into Potomac near Roosevelt Bride off of Rock Creek Pkwy - car still has not been located - w/ others reportedly inside— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) July 10, 2016
First responders continued to search for the car until just after 1 a.m., when it was located and a recovery operation was launched. Both victims were located and pronounced dead on the scene, and crews left the area about an hour later.
Car located - recovery operation now under way. pic.twitter.com/tjKoB6rDS9— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) July 10, 2016
2 occupants / victims have now been located inside car that went into Potomac near Roosevelt Bridge around 22:50 pic.twitter.com/S3oW1jE8Dd— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) July 10, 2016
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