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N.Y. man drowns in Potomac River

May 30, 2010

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Officials believe a 37-year-old man who was found in the Potomac River on Sunday night near Shepherdstown drowned, according to Maryland Natural Resources Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Albert.

The man, who is from Brooklyn, N.Y., owns property along the river, Albert said.

The man and his girlfriend were at the property for the weekend and the girlfriend found the man's body in the river at about 8:24 p.m., Albert said.

Albert said he did not know the name of the man and said the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is investigating the case.

Albert said he did not know how the drowning occurred.

-- Dave McMillion

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