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Body Recovered Near Mt. Hope Bridge

A motorist called police just before 11 am to report a body in the water near the bridge.


Bristol police and members of the Marine Task Force responded to an area near the Mount Hope Bridge this morning and recovered a body from the water, Deputy Chief Steven Contente confirmed.

During a phone interview just before noon, Contente said police are not releasing the name of the deceased, pending notification of family.

A motorist contacted police around 11 a.m. to report finding the body in the water; rescue personnel brought the deceased to Rhode Island Hospital.

The Rhode Island Breaking News Source Twitter feed reported that the "person possibly jumped from the Mount Hope Bridge."

Mary E. Viera-Moniz January 30, 2013 at 07:53 PM
How very sad is this -- what have we come to.....
William January 30, 2013 at 10:46 PM
I don't believe it's a "come to" process... Yes our world is quite sad and yes there is far to much horror and hurt.... and the obesession for same species destruction--- (humans killing humans) is out of control!!!... we learn nothing in the mistakes and pain in our Human history--- But Sadly, Folks have been jumping from bridges on the first day man invented said BRIDGE.... We have forgotten--- pain does not need to be delt with alone and hugging it out does work--- Death is not the answer--- but living in constant pain and horror isn't either!!! What to do---- Logic says get help.
Chowda Head February 03, 2013 at 05:09 PM
William, logical people don't jump off bridges.
Glen March 02, 2013 at 12:52 PM
How do we know he jumped and was not thrown off the bridge?

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