Rhode Island

2 Men Drown in Rhode Island Pond

The two Providence men who died were identified Sunday as Tylon Brooks, 20, and Joshua Richards, 20


Two men drowned at Phelps Pond in West Greenwich, Rhode Island on Friday night.

Police responded to reports of two swimmers who were unresponsive around 8:30 p.m. The two men were quickly found under about eight feet of water, WJAR reports. They were taken to nearby Kent Hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Emergency crews rescued a third person who tried to save the two swimmers. That person was also taken to Kent Hospital. There was no update on the person's condition Sunday.

The two men who died were identified Sunday by the West Greenwich police chief as Tylon Brooks and Joshua Richards. Both were 20 years old and from Providence.

The town has warned people against swimming in the deep and rocky pond, but police say it remains a popular spot for teenagers and young adults who like to swim out to a rock in the middle of the pond and jump off the back side into deeper water.

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