WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — A Warwick man was pronounced dead Wednesday morning after rescue crews pulled him out of Greenwich Bay.
Warwick police said they responded to the beach area at the end of Nausauket Road around 7 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a body floating approximately 50 yards offshore.
Firefighters retrieved the man, later identified as James D. Kimball, 49, and rushed him to Kent Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Witnesses told police they had seen Kimball digging for quahogs.
The cause of his death is now under investigation, but police say the nature of the incident does not appear suspicious.