A 45-year-old U.S. Park Police sergeant collapsed and died Friday night while trying to help a seriously injured man who apparently had fallen or jumped from the Key Bridge in Georgetown, authorities said.
The injured man was on the ground beside the C&O Canal between 34th and 35th streets NW at the Georgetown end of the Key Bridge, police said.
The cause of Sgt. Michael Boehm’s death was not immediately clear.
Boehm, a member of the force since 1992, was helping other officers and firefighters tend to the injured man when he lost consciousness about 5:30 p.m., police said.
They said Boehm died a short while later at Georgetown University Hospital.