GREAT FALLS, Md. - Authorities in Montgomery County say a body was discovered on the Maryland side of the Potomac River on Friday.
Police say hikers initially reported in a 911 call what they believed to be a child in the water near the Billy Goat Trail.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Swift Water Rescue boats were deployed and a U.S. Park Police helicopter also responded to the area and crews recovered the body of a woman near Purple Horse Beach along the hiking trail.
U.S. Park Police are handling the investigation.
Authorities are reminding people that swimming and wading is prohibited in the Potomac River.