Probe continues into 2 deaths at Key Bridge

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.

Sgt. Michael Boehm, 45, a U.S. Park Police sergeant, died Friday night while trying to help a man who apparently had fallen from the Key Bridge in Georgetown, authorities said. (Courtesy of United States Park Police)
Paul Duggan covers the Metro system and transportation issues for The Washington Post.

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