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Two people on island in Potomac River rescued

August 04, 2012

Two people who were reported stranded on an island in the Potomac River on Saturday night were rescued and not injured, a Washington County 911 dispatch supervisor said.

The two people were near Lock 34, which is close to Harpers Ferry Road in the southern tip of Washington County.

It was not known what they were doing in or near the water.

A call for help came in to the 911 center at about 8:15 p.m.

Crews responded and rescued the two people shortly before 9:30 p.m., according to the dispatch supervisor.

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