Man Dies At Hospital After Incident On Newport Shoreline

(Newport, RI)--A man jumped off rocks at a shoreline point in Newport yesterday and went under after he got knocked back by a wave while climbing out of the water.That's according to the state Department of Environmental Management, which says the 25-year-old Providence man was reportedly with a group on the north end of the Brenton Point area.He was pronounced dead at Newport Hospital.The DEM said jumping and diving are prohibited in the area and called the incident tragic.The death is being investigated by the RI Environmental Police and local authorities in Newport.

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