Warwick fire rescue two men off Conimicut Point

Conimicut Point File (WLNE)

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Warwick fire and marine crews were able to pull two men from the water off Conimicut Point Tuesday.

According to the battalion chief, two men in their 40s were swept by the current off the sandbar just after 2:30 p.m.

The men were roughly 500-feet off shore when members of Marine 6 were able to retrieve the duo from the water.

One of the men was conscious and alert, while the other was semi-conscious after taking on lot of water, according to the battalion chief.

That man was taken to Rhode Island Hospital. His name and current condition were not immediately released.

This was the second water rescue in the Ocean State off the day after lifeguards pulled a 9-year-old boy from water at Easton Beach in Newport.

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