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Woman rescued from Potomac River in Md.

Tuesday - 7/19/2011, 5:33am  ET

CABIN JOHN, Md. - A woman who was part of a group paddling down the Potomac River in a large raft was rescued and taken to a hospital.

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service used boats and a helicopter to help the woman Sunday morning in an area of the river near Cabin John.

Capt. Oscar Garcia says the woman was in a large raft when she encountered trouble. Garcia says she was in distress and had minor injuries, but he did not know the woman's age or specific injuries.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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