The Washington Post

Body found in river identified by police

- — Peter Hermann

D.C. police have identified a 35year-old Maryland man as the person whose body was recovered Tuesday morning after authoritie­s said he apparently tried to swim across the Potomac River.

A cause of death is pending for Hector Ramirez, who lived in Takoma Park, according to authoritie­s. A police report says foul play is not suspected.

His body was recovered by police Harbor Patrol units near Fletcher’s Boathouse in Northwest Washington. Fire officials had said Sunday that they suspected, based on witness accounts, that a man had gone missing while trying to swim across the river.

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