Body found off coast of Newport, Coast Guard says

This is a file image of a U.S. Coast Guard vessel.

NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) —  The U.S. Coast Guard said that a body was found off the coast of Newport Wednesday morning.

A spokesperson with the Coast Guard said Wednesday that the man’s body was discovered just after 9 a.m. on the rocks near Price Neck.

Crews had done a search along the shoreline after finding a red kayak partially submerged in the water.

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management will be handling the investigation.

No further information was immediately released.

This is a developing story and will be updated once more information becomes available.

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