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Man Drowns While Participating in Charity Swim in RI

Jamestown Police say the 56-year-old man was participating in the 40th annual Save The Bay Swim

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A man has died while participating in a charity swim in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay. 

Jamestown Police say Frank Wuest, 56, man was participating in the 40th annual Save The Bay Swim on Saturday morning when he was found unresponsive near Potter's Cove in Jamestown. He was pulled from the water and taken to Newport Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

Jamestown police say Wuest appears to have suffered a medical problem. The state Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death. 

The swim is a fundraiser for Save The Bay, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting Narragansett Bay.

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