Coast Guard working with other agencies to rescue person in water

BOSTON (D1 Public Affairs) – The Coast Guard is working with several local and state agencies to rescue a person from the water near Fort Wetherill State Park in Jamestown, R.I., today.

Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a 911 call from a good Samaritan at about 4:30 p.m., stating that someone in the water appeared to be in trouble. The caller and another person had unsuccessfully attempted to rescue the individual.

A 41-foot utility boat and a 25-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Castle Hill in Newport, R.I., launched as well as a Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod, Mass. Also helping with the rescue efforts are the Jamestown Fire Department, Jamestown Police Department and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.

The identity of the person is unknown.

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