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D.C., Md. & Va.
A teenager was drowning. 911 sent help to the wrong place.
On June 4, 2020, Fitz Thomas went missing while swimming with friends in a creek in Virginia off the Potomac River. 27 recordings of 911 and first-responder calls reveal a 36-minute rescue mission beset by confusion between two states.