NARRAGANSETT – A very scary scene at Salty Brine beach this morning as reports of an explosion and subsequent evacuation of the well-known family-oriented Rhode Island state beach hit the airwaves.
RI Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) confirmed that an explosion blew a 50 year-old woman several feet off of the beach, landing her on a rock jetty. The woman was transported to South County Hospital.
State Bomb Squad, police and DEM were on the scene.
This is the second incident at the Port of Galilee in two days with three boats catching fire in the early morning hours on Friday.
The three boats were not all docked together, deeming the fires suspicious.
“DEM’s Port Manager and Division of Law Enforcement are working closely with the US Coast Guard, State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Narragansett Police Department, who are actively investigating the cause of the fire. We are glad no one was injured, and will provide any support needed to come to a quick resolution. DEM’s Emergency Response team is also overseeing any necessary clean-up.” – Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, July 10, 2015 Press Release