Dive Team Finds Body Instead of Mannequin
When you poll the workforce you generally find out that people really do not much care to do those forced trainings we more often than not have to do.
I would imagine that would be the case especially for a dive team training from Warwick, RI.
On Wednesday a police dive team was tasked with training, they were to search for a mannequin hidden in the Pawtuxet River as part of a body-recovery drill, when they recovered an actual body instead.
The officer who spotted the body under a bridge said he at first believed it to be the dummy they were looking for.
Police believe the corpse had been in the water for about a day before being discovered.
So, the training session turned into a recovery operation leaving one diver patrolling the river area for an extended period of time.
News of the discovery broke when the Cranston police said they were assisting the Warwick police with a report of a body found in the Pawtuxet River near Narragansett Parkway.
The body is thought to belong to a 55-year-old man, with his identity being kept under wraps until his next-of-kin have been notified. No cause of death has been released, but it is not being treated as suspicious.
No word on whether or not they ever located the mannequin they were to search for.
Cristal M Clark
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