Search for missing swimmer suspended at Scarborough State Beach

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NARRGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) — Rough sea conditions forced crews to suspend the search for a swimmer reported missing Sunday off Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett, according to the town’s fire department.

The U.S. Coast Guard says the call came in around 9 p.m. for a missing 64-year-old man who went out a couple of hours earlier and never returned.

Several area departments sent dive teams to assist with the search, and the Coast Guard had two boats in the water along with a helicopter in the area.

There’s currently a risk of moderate to severe rip currents in area waters, which is expected to continue into Monday.

Narragansett Fire said they plan to resume the search at 5 a.m.

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