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Rhode Island Police Officer Reported Missing in Costa Rica

Rhode Island police officer Richard Jean-Georges has been reported missing off the coast of Coasta Rica.

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Members of the Bristol Police Department in Rhode Island are traveling to Costa Rica to help locate a fellow officer who was reported missing after relatives say he was pulled out to sea by rip currents.

The Providence Journal reports that the Bristol police officers are scheduled to arrive Tuesday.

Relatives of Richard Jean-Georges say the Costa Rican National Guard and members of the U.S. embassy in the Central American country are searching for him. Jean-Georges joined the Bristol police force four years ago.

Jean-Georges was reported missing Saturday while swimming with his younger brother off Jaco Beach on Costa Rica's central Pacific coast.

His father, Manny Jean-Georges Sr., says both his sons were pulled out to sea by rip current and that his younger son was rescued.

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