Police investigate after a body was found Friday in the Potomac River. (Frank Yonkof/The Washington Post)

D.C. police and fire officials recovered a body Friday from the Potomac River near the Watergate complex.

Authorities said they found the body about 1:45 p.m. near a retaining wall, across from the Watergate.

Police did not know whether the body was that of a man or woman.