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Conimicut Point Drowning Hazard Signs Installed

[CREDIT: City of Warwick] Warwick has installed signs warning the public about Conimicut Point drownings.

WARWICK, RI — Three weeks after an 11-year-old girl and a 35-year-old man lost their lives battling the currents off Conimicut Point, Warwick has posted signs that’ll warn the public about Conimicut Point drownings visually and digitally.

Each sign has a QR code where people can take a picture with their phone and it will direct them to the city’s website listing off the many dangers in several different languages, said Elizabeth Tufts, media coordinator for Mayor Picozzi.

The signs were donated by Bori Graphix in Warwick.

“This afternoon the new warning signs at Conimicut Point were installed. There is a QR code where you can take a picture of it with your phone, and it will direct you to our website listing the dangers more in depth in several different languages,” Mayor Frank Picozzi wrote on his Facebook page Wednesday.

The Mayor said he’d discuss the new signs during his weekly video address.

“Thank you to Bori Graphix in Warwick for making these signs free of charge. The QR code was my wife Kim Picozzi’s idea. It’s brilliant. The DPW did a great job installing the signs today. The fire and police department gave me input on the placement and content of the signs, the tourism director did the graphics and our MIS department generated the QR code and did the website work. Total team effort,” Picozzi wrote.
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