PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — A 30-year-old Providence man has died after falling into the Seekonk River late Wednesday night.
Police responding to the Pawtucket Town Landing on Taft Street around 9:15 p.m. found three people who said their friend had accidentally fallen into the river.
Officers learned the victim did not know how to swim and neither did his friends to help save him.
The search prompted a massive response from local police and fire departments. Marine and fire department boats were seen crisscrossing the river, shining their flashlights into the water.
Around 11 p.m., police say the Cumberland Dive Team found the victim who was pulled from the river a short distance from where he fell in. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A preliminary investigation indicated that the incident may have been accidental, however, the cause and manner of death will be determined by the state medical examiner.