WPRI-TV reports that police and firefighters have responded to Salty Brine Beach for a report of an explosion.
The Department of Environmental Management confirms that they received reports of an explosion on the beach and a person injured at about 11:15 Saturday morning.
Officials say a 50 year-old woman was hurt in the apparent explosion after she was thrown onto the rocks of the jetty. She was taken to South County Hospital but no further information on her condition is currently available.
The DEM subsequently requested that a bomb technician from the state fire marshal’s office respond to the scene but the cause of the explosion has not yet been determined.
Salty Brine Beach is closed as officials investigate and police may expand their perimeter further.