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Man’s body found in water off of Goat Island

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A man’s body was discovered off of Goat Island on Thursday, according to officials.

At approximately 12:06 pm on Thursday, Newport Police say they were dispatched to the Goat Island Marina located on Defenders Row on Goat Island for a report of an unconscious person in the waters just off the dock area.

“Newport Fire Department arrived on scene also and the male person was subsequently pulled from the waters. He was determined to be deceased at this time,” Newport Police Department said on Thursday evening in a press release.

Police have initially determined no foul play at this time, however; this matter has been turned over to the Rhode Island Medical Examiner’s Office as is the protocol with all such reported deaths. The name of the deceased will not be released until next of kin is properly notified, according to Newport Police Department.

This story will be updated as more information is received.

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