LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) — Officials have released the name of the kayaker whose body was recovered Saturday by dive teams at Lincoln Woods State Park.
Jason Robinson, 40, of Cranston, was found after an intense search that lasted about two hours, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (DEM) tweeted Sunday.
The DEM said the search began just after 3 p.m. Saturday after two witnesses reported that a kayak overturned and the person inside of it never resurfaced.
Dive team members from multiple fire departments were called in to help with the search.
The DEM is urging Rhode Islanders to be safe after several recent drownings and rescues in local waters.