Bristol man dies after being rescued off Rumstick Point

By News Staff

news@abc6.com 

A Bristol man is dead after being rescued off of Rumstick Point Friday morning.

42-year-old Kenneth Watkinson was pronounced dead at 9:53 a.m. at Rhode Island Hospital after being recovered by the Marine Task Force.

The Department of Environmental management (DEM), says they received a 911 call just after 8 a.m. saying there was a diver in distress.

Emergency crews responded to the scene and were able to find the diver. 

DEM says they are investigating and the cause of death is to be determined by the state medical examiner.

ABC6 will bring you the latest when it becomes available.

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