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Potomac River rescue: Cable snaps on White's Ferry. Firefighters bring 14 people to safety.

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From WUSA9.com:

White’s Ferry is still stuck in the water in Poolesville and the operation to retrieve it will resume Friday.

The 14 people onboard have been safely taken to shore, according to Montgomery County Fire Officials.

The ferry, which travels from Poolesville, Md. to Leesburg, Va. is stranded about 150 feet south of the ramp on the Poolesville side, with nine vehicles still stuck on it.

The cable snapped and the ferry drifted away from the ramp.

Montgomery County Fire and EMS dispatched their strike team to the ferry to evacuate the persons on board until the ferry can be towed back to the ramp so the cars can be off loaded.

The ferry is now stuck 150 feet south of the Maryland shore ramp.

The operation to retrieve the ferry was called off for the night. A team will try again Friday at 8 a.m.

The ferry has been stuck since noon Thursday.

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