LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) — An investigation is underway after a teenage boy was pulled from the water at Lincoln Woods State Park on Sunday.
The incident occurred shortly after the beach was closed and lifeguards were off duty at 6 p.m., according to the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM).
A fisherman in the area said he witnessed a group of kids holding hands in the water looking for someone.
An off-duty lifeguard heard the commotion, according to a DEM spokesperson, and swam out to find the 15-year-old victim.
The lifeguard performed CPR before the boy was taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital. He is currently in critical condition as of Monday morning.
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