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Police are investigating after the body of a 27-year-old man was pulled from the Pawtuxet River in Cranston near a popular spot for thrill-seekers to jump and swim.

Rescue crews discovered the body of Alexander Higham in about 10 feet of water on Wednesday night following an extensive 90-minute search.

The West Warwick man had reportedly been jumping off the Arkwright Bridge into the river with friends when he did not resurface.

Swimmers told police the depth of the water underneath the historic 1888 steel-truss bridge ranges anywhere from 3 to 15 feet. Cranston Police Chief Bill McKenna says a lot of debris was found under the surface.

Police say Higham did have minor health issues but investigators don't believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in his death.


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