DEM IDs victims in fatal boating accident in Warwick

WARWICK, R.I (WLNE) – The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement is investigating a fatal boating accident that occurred Tuesday afternoon in Warwick.

A 23-foot sailboat that had 62-year-old Robert Puchta and 66-year-old Luanna Cole on board took on water and sunk.

The Warwick residents were recovered by the Marine Task Force and brought into the Oakland beach Boat Ramp.

The DEM, Warwick Fire, and Warwick Police continue to search for the vessel.

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