Police say Karjia Jiang, 53, of China, was visiting family
POTOMAC—A woman who died early Friday morning after being pulled from the Potomac River came from China to visit family in Great Falls, VA. Montgomery County police said Karjia Jiang, 53, reportedly told family she was going for a walk in Great Falls National Park. But later that morning, rescuers pulled her from the Potomac River after witnesses saw her in the water and called 9-1-1, Potomac Patch has reported. Jiang was pronounced dead at Suburban Hospital. Police said it was unknown how Jiang got in the water and said foul play was not suspected. As the investigation continues, police have asked people with information to contact the Montgomery County Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services have responded to dozens of water calls this year.
Rescue workers have saved 23 people in water rescue calls this year, including a victim swept down a waterfall who clung to a rock, according to the latest numbers from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. As of Aug. 22, MCFRS river rescuers responded to 37 incidents according to a report from the river rescue team. Most of the calls came from the Potomac River area, including 12 swift water rescue calls, nine calls from the Billy Goat Trail, which passes along the Potomac River, and another three calls from the C&O Canal and towpath. Other calls were made for incidents in the county’s lakes or due to flash flooding and poor driving conditions. These statistics do not include a call made earlier this month, when first responders …