The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today confirmed that a 14-year-old boy who was fishing with his father and brother drowned yesterday after slipping on the rocks and falling into the water at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown. The victim is Daniel Carrascoza of Providence.

The boy’s father and two Good Samaritans went into the water and retrieved him. They started CPR until the Jamestown Fire Department EMS responded at around 6:25 PM. Jamestown’s emergency personnel transported the boy to Newport Hospital where he was pronounced dead after arrival.

DEM says that they recognize how shocking and devastating the death of a child is and offers condolences to the Carrascuza family for the unbearable loss of their son.

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).