2017-07-20 / News

Coast Guard: Man diving off Beavertail dies

A man died Sunday afternoon after he was pulled from the water while diving off Beavertail State Park.

Authorities identifying the man as Jesse M. Andrade, 35, of Attleboro, Mass.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, rescue workers from Castle Hill were dispatched to Beavertail shortly after 1 p.m. for a distressed diver. The victim was taken from the diving boat, brought to shore and transported by ambulance to helicopter. He was flown to Kent Hospital in Warwick, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

The incident still is being investigated.

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