- Associated Press - Monday, July 6, 2015

LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) - Emergency officials have identified a teenager who appears to have drowned at a Rhode Island state park.

The state Department of Environmental Management identified the victim to WPRI-TV as 18-year-old Anthony Samayoa of Central Falls. WPRI reports officials suspect he drowned accidentally.

Samayoa was swimming with a friend and cousin on Sunday in Olney Pond at Lincoln Woods State Park. They noticed he was missing after they swam to shore and called for help.

Lifeguards had left when the beach closed at 8 p.m.

A search for Samayoa began at about 8:30 p.m. Dive crews pulled his body out shortly before 9:30 p.m. near a rope line used to restrict how far swimmers can go from the beach.


Information from: WPRI-TV, https://www.wpri.com

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