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Police say a 6-year-old Rhode Island boy drowned in waters off the beach at Warwick City Park over the weekend.

Lt. Joseph Petrarca says that officers were dispatched to the city-run park at about 5:50 p.m. Sunday after lifeguards called in to report the missing boy.

Swimmers were evacuated and lifeguards had beachgoers form a human chain to walk into the water to search for the boy. The victim was found by someone in the chain not far from the shoreline.

Petrarca says the boy was transported to Kent Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Officials say the victim wasn't a Warwick resident. He was visiting the park with family.




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