3 saved from river in between Strong, India Point Parks



PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI)– 3 guys are safe following a quick search-and-rescue operation over night in the river separating East Providence and Providence.

East Providence Authorities Lt. Kurt Hawes informs 12 News the guys in their mid- to late 40s remained in a canoe-type boat that toppled off Strong Point Park, situated where the Seekonk River satisfies the Providence River.

Among the guys handled to swim over to a barge and cry for aid, according to Hawes. He was heard around 2 a.m. by individuals on the other side of the water at India Point Park.

Teams from a number of location authorities and fire departments reacted, and Hawes stated rescuers had the ability to discover all 3 guys relatively rapidly. The whole search and rescue took 10 to 15 minutes, however it’s uncertain at this time for how long the guys remained in the water ahead of time.

All 3 were using life vest, Hawes kept in mind, and nobody went to the medical facility. The guys were inspected and clinically cleared at the scene.