Wonder Woman Actress Finds Dead Body, No Super Powers Needed

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The actress who played Wonder Woman on TV in the 1970s says she didn't do anything extraordinary when she discovered a body this week on the Potomac River in Washington.

Lynda Carter tells The Washington Post she was alone in a boat when she saw the body Wednesday. She says she didn't have a cell phone with her, so she yelled to some fishermen and asked them to call police. Carter waited until rescuers arrived and directed them to the body.

District of Columbia police say the body of 47-year-old Helen Johnstone of Washington was found floating on the river Wednesday. The medical examiner's office has not declared an official cause of death.

Carter says she "did what anybody would have done."

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 10, 2008 at 11:04 AM
    Weren't there boats before we had cell phones??????
  • by John on Jun 9, 2008 at 07:48 AM
    Well we have the freedom to not answer the phone or leave it off. But I sure would want to have it along in case I needed it. On a boat, and especially alone, I would have a radio to call for help. That's just good common sense.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane,NC on Jun 8, 2008 at 07:41 PM
    It's called freedom.
  • by Fishy on Jun 8, 2008 at 08:49 AM
    I can't imagine why anyone, especially a celebrity, would be on a boat alone with no cell phone or radio. Something sounds wrong about that.
  • by Michael Location: Downeast on Jun 8, 2008 at 03:20 AM
    What is a fine looking woman like Lynda Carter doing in a boat ALONE? Hey Lynda, want some company?

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