Dive team finds nothing unusual at jetty near beach blast

By News Staff

The Associated Press


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Authorities say a dive team has found nothing unusual after inspecting a jetty on a Narragansett beach where a mysterious blast sent a woman flying.              

State Police Lt. Col. Todd Catlow said the police dive team inspected the jetty on Salty Brine State Beach on Wednesday.       

Catlow says police are awaiting results of an inspection by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which owns the jetty.              

The beach was temporarily evacuated Saturday after a Connecticut woman reported she was thrown into the nearby jetty and injured after a loud boom.              

Police say there was no physical evidence of an explosion, and Gov. Gina Raimondo says authorities have ruled out any malicious activity.               

A power line owned by the U.S. Coast Guard that ran under the jetty was dug up on Tuesday but it was determined to be inactive for years.

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