Missing diver found dead in Potomac River Monday

July 1, 2013

A man who went missing after jumping into the Potomac Saturday evening was found dead Monday by police and fire officials.

Vincent Crapps, 21, dove off the cliffs on the Virginia side of the river near Bear Island, police said. His friends called 911 when he did not resurface.

His body was found at 2:25 p.m. Monday, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Crapps was a member of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, also known as The Old Guard and stationed at Fort Myer.

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