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: ‘I’m Terrified’ At Least 20 People Shot This Week In Baltimore; Police Identify Victim of Deadly Mass Shooting
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: 12-Year-Old Girl Hospitalized After Baltimore Hit & Run
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.
Detectives are still investigating. It is unclear what caused Sapacio to go under.
— Montgomery County Department of Police (@mcpnews) June 5, 2021MORE NEWS: America To Observe Juneteenth For The First Time As A Federal Holiday