One Dead in Sakonnet River Canoe Accident

One Dead in Sakonnet River Canoe Accident The R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s (DEM) Division of Law Enforcement has identified the man who died after the canoe he was in capsized off Island Park Thursday afternoon [September 4].

Michael A. Yazel, 65, of Portsmouth, died after being rushed to St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River by rescue workers, according to a statement released this afternoon by Gail Mastrati, DEM’s communications director.

In addition, DEM arrested the other man in the canoe, identified as Philip L. Clement, 48, also of Portsmouth.

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