Man dies while shellfishing in South Kingstown

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WPRI) — A 75-year-old man from Connecticut has died while shellfishing with his family in South Kingstown on Sunday.

Police tell Eyewitness News the man suddenly went under the water at Salt Pond and did not resurface.

A family member got that man back into the boat and got him to shore where emergency crews were waiting. The victim was transported to South County Hospital, but he did not survive.

Authorities are withholding the man’s name. The incident remains under investigation.

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