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Man dies after diving near Rhode Island state park

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By: The Associated Press

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JAMESTOWN, R.I. (AP) – Officials say a man has died after diving in the water around a Rhode Island state park.

The Coast Guard says the man was reported in distress close to Beavertail State Park around 1 p.m. Sunday.

First responders picked up the man from the diving boat and brought him to shore. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The man's identity has not been released pending notice of next of kin.

The cause of death is still under investigation.

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