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Rescue underway for injured Billy Goat Trail hiker


POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Fire and Rescue officials are on scene of a technical rescue along the Billy Goat Trail Friday morning.

Officials received a call at 8:30 a.m. for a person injured on Offut Island, MCFRS spokesperson Pete Piringer said.

We'll update as more information becomes available.


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Motorcyclist ID'd in fatal Md. accident


POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- A motorcycle rider is dead Wednesday after a car hit the motorcycle on River Road at Rivers Edge Drive in Potomac, Md. Wednesday afternoon.

According to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, the accident happened around 3:53 p.m.

Investigation shows that a 2014 Honda NC700 was going south on River Road and a 2011 BMW X5 was going northbound on River Road, police said.

The BMW tried to make a left onto Rivers Edge Drive and crashed into the motorcycle, police said.

The motorcyclist was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. He died at the hospital, police said. The driver of the BMW was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The rider of the motorcycle has been identified as Navdeep Singh Kang, 25, of Sewickley, Pa.

MISSING: Potomac girl, 15


POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Montgomery County Police Department is looking for a missing 15-year-old teenager from Potomac, Md.

Police said Zymirah McGill, 15, of the 14700 block of Latakia Place in Potomac, Md. was reported missing by her family.

She is described as a black teenager with brown eyes, and long black hair with blond highlights, police said. She is about 5 feet 5 inches tall and 120 pounds.

Her family and police are worried for her emotional and physical well-being.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Zymirah McGill is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Special Victim's Investigations Division at 240-773-5400 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 (24 hour line).


Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Take the Plunge: Join Design Army X Karla Colletto for Pool Party, Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 22

Design Army X Karla Colletto to debut their swimwear collection - Swim At Your Own Risk - on Friday, August 22 from 7-10 p.m. at Capitol Skyline Hotel

On the heels of judging the global 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France as one of two US judges in the Design category, Pum Lefebure, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Design Army, just released her first swimwear collection, Swim At Your Own Risk, in collaboration with Karla Colletto. A capsule collection for Colletto’s Cruise 2015 line and Lefebure’s first venture into fashion design, the five-piece graphic swimsuits and beachwear debuted at the Miami Swim Show on July 19th.

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Md. crews respond to 3 possibly exposed to carbon monoxide


POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- Montgomery County Fire and Rescue responded to a home in Potomac, Md. where one adult and two children were possibly exposed to carbon monoxide.

Crews responded to 7305 Burdette Ct. in Potomac, Md. Monday night, authorities said.

According to authorities, crews found a faulty water heater.

The EMS evaluated the three victims, however nobody was taken to the hospital, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said late Monday night.


2 Md. workers rescued after trench collapse


POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) --Two workers in Potomac had to be rescued after a trench collapsed Thursday evening.

The trench collapsed in the 10900 block of Martingale Court in Potomac, officials said.

One of the four crew members went to a neighbor's house and told them that a trench had collapsed and that they needed to call 911, fire and rescue officials reported.

The two workers were buried waist/shoulder deep in wet mud, fire and rescue officials reported. Both workers were conscious and breathing during the rescue, officials reported.

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Man found guilty in Montgomery Mall road rage assault


POTOMAC, Md. (WUSA9) -- On Wednesday, a Potomac man was found guilty of nine counts related to a road rage incident at Montgomery Mall.

Court officials say that 25-year-old David Benjamin Goldberg cut Clifton Botts and Rachel Peterson in the parking lot of the shopping mall in November 2013 after a dispute over who had the right-of-way.

According to the police investigation, a dispute occurred between the three at a stop sign on the road that circles the mall. Goldberg drove through an intersection without coming to a complete stop and Botts and Peterson believed he had cut in front of them. Botts honked the horn at Goldberg and Goldberg yelled at them, according to documents. Botts then followed Goldberg to the next stop, where they got out of the car. Goldberg took off in his car.