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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | May 20, 2012
A Frederick, Md.-area man who was tubing on the Potomac River with friends Saturday and got separated from them clung to a rock overnight in a T-shirt and shorts until Washington County fishermen heard his yells for help Sunday morning, a Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police officer said Sunday. The 36-year-old man was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital as a precaution Sunday morning because he had been in the cold water overnight, and was released from the hospital later that morning, Cpl. Russell Boback said.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | November 10, 2012
Where the south side of the Potomac River ends and the state of Virginia begins is the subject of a court case in Washington County Circuit Court between the owners of the river bottom and two river rafting companies. On Friday, Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. heard arguments on a defense motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Potomac Shores Inc. against River & Trail Outfitters of Knoxville, Md., and River Riders Inc. of Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Potomac Shores Inc. owns more than 500 acres of land that includes the bottom of the Potomac River and that property extends to what is now dry land on the Virginia side, due to changes in the course of the river, Potomac Shores' attorney Bradford Webb argued during in the hearing.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | May 29, 2013
Evan Voss and Ariana Stanley of Hagerstown took to the water Wednesday as the heat returned to Washington County. Voss, 20, was wading and fishing in the Potomac River east of Power Plant Dam near Williamsport. “It's nice and cool, it keeps you out of the heat, and it's fun,” he said. “When it's warm here at night, I can night fish.” Stanley, 22, was not catching anything, though, so she sat in a chair by the water to get some sun. “I like fishing, but not today,” she said.
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By DAVE McMILLION and DAN DEARTH | davem@herald-mail.com | May 15, 2012
A search has been suspended for a man who jumped into the Potomac River Monday night near Berkeley Springs after fleeing from police who were investigating a copper theft, Morgan County Sheriff Vincent Shambaugh said Tuesday. K-9 units searched both sides of the river, and officers also looked around train cars in the area after the man disappeared Monday night, Shambaugh said. Maryland State Police searched the Potomac River area Tuesday morning from Hancock down to the Big Pool area but did not see anything, Shambaugh said.
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by LAURA ERNDE | June 5, 2002
laurae@herald-mail.com People enjoying the Potomac River in recent weeks might have noticed an unusual number of dead fish floating to the surface or laying on the river bank. But a fisheries expert said thousands of red horse suckers died this spring due to a naturally occurring phenomenon that poses no threat to human health. Ed Enamait, freshwater fisheries manager for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, fielded a number of calls about the dead fish. Most of the reports came from the section of the Potomac that flows through Washington County he said.
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By YVETTE MAY / Staff Photographer | July 6, 2007
A train crosses a bridge over the Potomac River into Shepherdstown, W.Va., Thursday.
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June 30, 2009
Coumba Gueye searches for rocks in a rushing stream at the Potomac River in Shepherdstown, W.Va.
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By RIC DUGAN / Staff Photographer | July 10, 2007
John Ahalt of Hagerstown cools off Monday in the Potomac River at River Bottom Park in Williamsport.
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by KEVIN G. GILBERT | March 13, 2006
Fishermen cast into the waters of the Potomac River at Shepherdstown, W.Va., Sunday, despite cool, drizzly weather.
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By Richard T. Meagher | March 18, 2006
Dave Chapman, of Falling Waters, W.Va., takes his air boat for a ride on the Potomac River near Riverbottom Park Friday afternoon.
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