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Details of incident 93

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Date 27 Apr 2004
Location Potomac River
Water Temperature Unknown
Boat(s) involved Two 8+
Boat Construction unknown
Outcome Two eights swamped. 18 crew pulled from the river by police and fire boats. 
Description Eighteen women rowers and coxes had to be rescued from the Potomac River after they ran into problems. Police and fire boats called to the scene found nine women clinging to the hull of a capsized scull around 6:15 a-m. After rescuing the women, they headed to a second vessel that was swamped and sinking about 300 yards away. The nine women on that boat were rescued


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