2 rescued from strong waves in Charlestown
By Jennifer Petracca
An off-duty member of the Charlestown Ambulance Rescue Service, along with the help of lifeguards, rescued two beachgoers at
A 62-year-old grandmother was knocked down by a 6 foot wave and was unable to get back up due to continuous waves hitting her.
The woman’s grandson, in his late teens/early twenties, entered the water and also got caught up in the waves.
Deputy Chief Jordan Dolock, was skim boarding just west of
The grandmother and grandson were brought to shore, suffering from symptoms associated with “near-drowning” after ingesting a significant amount of salt water.
Both were taken to The Westerly Hospital where they were treated. Their current conditions are unknown at this time.
The names of the victims have not been released.
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