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Potomac River swimmer search suspended

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POTOMAC, Md. (AP) - A search for a man who disappeared on the Potomac River has been suspended.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials say the search for the man who went missing near the Great Falls overlook on Labor Day was suspended Tuesday evening.

Assistant Chief Scott Graham says the man in his 20s was on the Virginia side of the river when he began to struggle and went under. The search involving teams from Montgomery and Fairfax counties began Monday night but was suspended after a few hours. Searchers resumed work Tuesday, but suspended the search after seven hours. Graham says officials will reevaluate the situation on Wednesday.

The apparent drowning would be the fourth this summer in this part of the river.

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