Swimmers rescued off Conimicut Point

West Bay

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Five swimmers found themselves in distress while in the water off Conimicut Point in Warwick on Saturday afternoon.

Fire officials say the strong current in the area of the sandbar took them out too far. One person was able to swim to shore, but the others needed rescuing. A private vessel and a jet ski in the area picked up the people, who were then transferred to a Warwick Fire Department boat.

Once safely ashore, all four were checked out by emergency personnel.

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