Fin sighting prompts swimming restrictions at 2 RI beaches

South County

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) — Swimming restrictions will remain in place until further notice at two Rhode Island beaches after a swimmer spotted a fin in the water.

Department of Environmental Management spokesman Mike Healey said a swimmer reported seeing the fin at Salty Brine State Beach around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

He said someone from the Marine and Fisheries Unit checked out the report. While there was no sign of a shark, the DEM restricted swimming at Salty Brine and Roger Wheeler Beaches to waist-deep as a precaution.

Healey said there have been no further sightings.

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