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Rhode Island Police Officer Found Dead in Costa Rica

Richard Jean-Georges was reported missing days earlier.

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A Rhode Island police officer who was reported missing off the coast of Costa Rica has been found dead.

A family member of Bristol police officer Richard Jean-Georges confirmed to necn affiliate WJAR that his body was found off the coast of Jaco Tuesday afternoon.

The victim and his brother were pulled away by a rip current while swimming at the beach days earlier. His brother was rescued but Jean-Geroges was not, according to Jean-Georges' father Manny Jean-Georges.

Jean-Georges was a three-year veteran of the Bristol Police Department. Earlier Tuesday, a team of Bristol police officers arrived in Costa Rica to help search for their brother in blue.

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