2013-05-30 / News

Fisherman dies after fall from rocks at Hull Cove

A 22-year-old fisherman died Monday after he slipped off the rocks into the water while fishing at Hull Cove. The man was report­edly in the water 45 minutes before being recovered.

According to Police Chief Ed Mello, officers responded to a re­port around 2 p.m. that Toua Thoa, of Leominster, Mass., had fallen into the waters on the east side of Jamestown. The United States Coast Guard, as well as rescue ves­sels from North Kingstown, Ports­mouth, East Greenwich, Provi­dence and Newport, was deployed to the area in search of the victim.

At about 2:45 p.m., the Coast Guard recovered Thoa from Mack­erel Cove and began life-saving measures aboard its vessel. He was then transported to Newport Hos­pital where he was pronounced dead.

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