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A man has died while participating in a charity swim in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay.

The 56-year-old man was participating in the 40th annual Save The Bay Swim on Saturday morning when he was found unresponsive near Potter's Cove in Jamestown. He was pulled from the water and taken to Newport Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police haven't identified the man pending notification of his family.

Jamestown police say the man appears to have suffered a medical problem. The state Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The swim is a fundraiser for Save The Bay, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting Narragansett Bay.

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