Fourteen people were rescued from the Potomac River after a rowing skiff overturned on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
At around 5:20 p.m, water rescue personnel responded to the river near Thompson’s boathouse after the skiff overturned, Vito Maggiolo, spokesman for the D.C. fire department, said.
A water taxi retrieved four of the skiff’s occupants, Maggiolo said, and they were transported to a hospital for evaluation; 10 others were taken to shore at the Georgetown Harbor pier. There were no injuries, according to Maggiolo, and fire personnel recovered the skiff.
Information about why the skiff overturned was not immediately available. Maggiolo said police would investigate.
”It’s windy and the waters are rough,” Maggiolo said. “That much I can tell you.”