The Washington Post Joins RRATS To Lean About The Potomac

Members of the Montgomery County River Rescue and Tactical Services team dock July 20 at Olmsted Island during a rescue training. The team was formed in the late ’50s in response to the high number of drownings in the Potomac River Gorge. (Maddie Meyer/The Washington Post)
Members of the Montgomery County River Rescue and Tactical Services team dock July 20 at Olmsted Island during a rescue training. The team was formed in the late ’50s in response to the high number of drownings in the Potomac River Gorge. (Maddie Meyer/The Washington Post)

This morning, nationally recognized newspaper, The Washington Post, featured an article about the Montgomery County River Rescue and Tactical Services (better known as “RRATS”). The article was an investigative and detailed report covering the dangers associated with the rapid waters of the Potomac, and what has caused several deaths, including two recent drownings.

The article contains many multimedia features, so if you have already read in your home-delivered copy, make sure to also check out the video and the interactive graphic.

And remember, the Potomac is beautiful, but deadly.

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