Body in Canal; Car Crash at Nail Salon


D.C. Fire and EMS recovered a man’s body from the C&O Canal on Sunday, March 27, around 9 a.m. near Key Bridge. After a report, the rescue service arrived next to the towpath and canal at 34th & Water Street NW. The cause of death and how the man got into the canal remain unclear. Awaiting notification of family, authorities did not identify the person.

Wrote D.C. Fire on social media just after 9 a.m., March 27: “Person in the canal vicinity Key Bridge NW. #DCsBravest responded for report of person in water. Located an adult male. Sadly, this will be a recovery operation. @DCPoliceDept will handle all further inquiries.”

The Metropolitan Police Department continues to investigate the incident. MPD’s Duncan Bedlion, Commander, Second District (2D), told The Georgetowner on March 28:  “It is being treated as a death investigation with no signs of foul play.”

Last July, a body was pulled out of the C&O Canal between 33rd and 34th Streets NW. 

On Saturday, March 26, an accident on Wisconsin Avenue could have killed someone — but did not. 

Several persons commented that if you were in front of Casabella Nail Salon at 1436 Wisconsin Ave. NW exactly at 1 p.m., March 26, you could have been seriously or fatally injured. Fortunately, no one was hurt on Saturday.

A black Mercedes-Benz was at the entrance to the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy across from the nail salon on Wisconsin Avenue. Suddenly, the car went in reverse and hit a parked white pickup truck which was pushed into the storefront and shattered glass at Casabella Nail Salon, which has reopened for business.

The incident was recorded by video camera.

Tucker Jones wrote about the accident on social media: “Car had over $2500 of unpaid fines, mostly associated with speeding. This car should have been impounded years ago, but DC effectively does not enforce its automated speeding tickets for out of state license plate cars.”

In January, a driver was speeding and smashed into the Ally Banks Interiors at 1661 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

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