First, SafeTrack repairs left Nationals fans without Metro trains home after Thursday night’s playoff game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Then, the Nationals lost to the Dodgers, 4-3.
Adding farce to the insult that was already piled onto the injury, five people who had attended the Nats game had to be rescued from the Potomac River early Friday by helpful fishermen after their boat struck an unknown object, authorities said.
At about 2 a.m., two fisherman in a boat north of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge near Old Town Alexandria heard a loud bang before finding a motorboat with five people taking on water, a spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard said. The fishermen dropped the people onshore at the Old Dominion Boat Club on King Street, then called the Coast Guard to report the incident, the spokesman said.
The Coast Guard called D.C. Harbor Patrol, which found the 25-foot, open-console boat unoccupied with a significant amount of damage and impounded it pending further investigation, a D.C. police spokesman said. Authorities said the boat may have struck a buoy marker.
No injuries were reported, police said.
A Coast Guard official said one of the fishermen told her the people he rescued had attended the Nationals game, but the fisherman did not wish to speak to the news media.
A representative of Old Dominion Boat Club said he was unaware of the incident, and said the club was closed when those rescued from the boat were dropped off.