DEM Investigating Boating Fatality off Conimicut Point in Warwick

On July 30, 2017, the Warwick Harbor Master responded to a call for a medical emergency on a private vessel off of Conimicut Point in Warwick. Kerrie Macaruso, age 41 of North Providence, sustained fatal injuries while attempting to walk through an opening towards the bow of the vessel when a wave struck.

Warwick Fire and Police, along with DEM’s Division of Law Enforcement, responded to the Oakland Beach boat ramp where she was transported to Rhode Island Hospital and pronounced deceased.

The vessel, a 1991 Stingray, was taken into the custody of DEM’s Division of Law Enforcement, who is continuing to investigate the incident.

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