Police identify swimmer who died after being pulled from the water in Warwick

By Josh Faiola

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WARWICK, R.I (WLNE) – Warwick police identified the missing swimmer who died after he was pulled from the water at Conimicut Point on Saturday.

Police identified the swimmer as 57-year-old Joseph Gillespie of Auburn Massachusetts. 

The Warwick Police department responded to a report of a missing swimmer at Conimicut Point at before 3:30 pm. 

The Narragansett Bay Marine Task Force, with the Warwick Police Department’s marine units found Gillespie after a search that lasted over an hour was conducted.

Gillespie was transferred to shore and was transported to Kent hospital where he died shortly after. 

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