Department of Environmental Management identifies man found dead off coast of Newport

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NEWPORT, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management on Thursday identified an East Providence man who was found dead off the coast of Newport.

Michael Healey, a spokesperson for the Department of Environmental Management, said Rui Resendes’ body and an overturned kayak were discovered Wednesday morning in the water near Price Neck.

The cause of Resendes’ death wasn’t immediately known.

Healey said the East Providence man, who’s 56 years old, was not wearing a lifejacket.

Resendes was “was an avid recreational fisherman who frequently kayaked in this area,” said Healey.

No further information was released.


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