- Associated Press - Saturday, February 20, 2016

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - Authorities say a body that has washed up on a Narragansett beach appears to be that of a missing swimmer.

Police said Saturday morning the body recovered on the beach in Jerusalem matches the description of 61-year-old Peter Butler.

The body was turned over to the state medical examiner’s office for further examination. No foul play is suspected.

The U.S. Coast Guard began searching off the coast of Narragansett after a report of a person in the water Thursday night.

The Coast Guard suspended its search Friday afternoon after searching for several hours.

Police say a man using Butler’s passport checked out of the Best Western in Warwick earlier Thursday and took a taxi to Hazard Avenue in Narragansett.

They say luggage containing Butler’s passport was found at the scene.


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