Chief: Two Providence men dead after drowning at West Greenwich pond

WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (WLNE) – Two men have died after drowning at a West Greenwich pond Friday night.

West Greenwich Police Chief Richard Ramsay said that two men from Providence have died after a drowning at Phelps Pond.

The names of the men have not been released as authorities are notifying the next of kin.

The pond is located off New London Turnpike off Exit 7 on Interstate 95.

Lake Mishnock Fire Chief Peter Gardner said two men, believed to be in their early 20’s, were pulled from the water around 7:45 p.m. and first responders immediately started CPR.

A third man, who went in after the two men, was taken to Kent Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Gardner.

Gardner said while it’s not known what led up to the drowning, though, the spot is known for a  rock where swimmers jump off of into the water.

He added that there was roughly 20 to 30 people at the location at the time of the drowning.

Police are still investigating.

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