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Conimicut Point Swimmer, Auburn Man, Pronounced Dead at Kent Hospital

[CREDIT: Kent Hospital] Kent Hospital is located at 455 Toll Gate Road.

[CREDIT: Kent Hospital] Kent Hospital is located at 455 Toll Gate Road.
[CREDIT: Kent Hospital] Kent Hospital is located on Toll Gate Road.
WARWICK, RI — An Auburn, MA swimmer reported missing at Conimicut Point  Saturday at 3:20 p.m. and recovered an hour later by Warwick Fire Department marine units and the Narragansett Bay Marine Task Force was pronounced dead at 5:02 p.m. at Kent Hospital.

The Warwick Fire Department reports it was called to Conimicut Point for a missing swimmer at about 3:20 p.m. The department’s marine units, dive team, and  the Narragansett Bay Marine Task Force responded and located the swimmer about an hour later, then transferred to shore. He was taken to Kent Hospital, where he was declared dead at 5:02 p.m.

The Warwick Police department, which was also called to the scene at approximately 3:20 p.m., identified the man as Joseph Gillespie, 57, of Auburn, MA.

Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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