MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Montgomery County Police are investigating a drowning in the Potomac River that happened on Memorial Day.
The victim has been identified as Franky Smith Gonzales Sapacio, 26, of Springfield, Va.READ MORE: Ravens Marquise Brown Honors Mervo Football Player Who Died Last Week
Fire and Rescue crews responded to a call for a possible drowning of an adult in the Potomac River near Scott’s Run at 8:00 p.m. on May 31. Witnesses told officials that Sapacio was swimming in the river when he went under and never resurfaced.
MORE info …. Potomac River drowning, body of missing swimmer found ~1/2 mile down River from Scott’s Run (Va), the believed point of entry on Monday, near MD shoreline just north of American Legion Bridge (near Carderock) SEE https://t.co/M4R6Q5W47W https://t.co/KqOQUwJ87C pic.twitter.com/9iAH2qcq4j
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) June 5, 2021
Managed Search and Operations Team Officers searched for the victim that evening but were unable to locate him.READ MORE: Ravens Shut Down Herbert, Chargers In 34-6 Victory
Search operations continued until the evening of June 3. Shortly after 5:00 p.m. on June 4, family members apart of the search crew found his body in the water near Scott’s Run.
MCP along with Montgomery County Fire Rescue personnel responded to the Potomac River near Scott’s Run and located the victim.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 800 New Cases & 5 Deaths Reported Sunday
Detectives are still investigating. It is unclear what caused Sapacio to go under.
— Montgomery County Department of Police (@mcpnews) June 5, 2021