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2 people help rescue diver in Newport, police investigating

Police are investigating a man's diving equipment after he was rescued in Newport.

Two bystanders saw the diver in the water near Fort Adams and Brenton Cove Sunday evening.

They alerted authorities and then helped fire, police and U.S. Coast Guard crews rescue him. The diver had not been seen for nearly an hour before he was rescued.

Officials performed CPR on him before taking him to Newport Hospital.

His condition and identity are unknown.



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