A fisherman has died after being swept off the rocks into the waters off Rhode Island.
Rescue crews responded to Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday after a witness called 911 to report a man was swept off the rocks while fishing.
Middletown fire personnel on a rescue Jet Ski reached the victim about 50 yards off shore.
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Rescuers performed CPR on the beach before the man was taken to Newport Hospital and pronounced dead.
His name was not released. The death remains under investigation.