Woman Rescued In RI After Being Swept Off Rocks

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) – The Coast Guard has rescued a woman who was swept from the rocks at a beach in Narragansett.

A Coast Guard helicopter hoisted the woman from the water about 500 yards off Narragansett Beach at around 3:30 a.m. Monday. Authorities said a man also was swept into the water but he was able to swim ashore.

Narragansett Police notified the Coast Guard around 2 a.m. Coast Guard spokesman Ronny German said a police officer who responded to the scene threw the woman a life jacket when she was about 30 yards offshore.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mary Blake reports

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She was taken to the hospital after being rescued. No information was immediately available on her condition.

Officials said there were strong winds and waves were between 7 and 10 feet.

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