Following the rescue, the Misquamicut Fire Department put its jet ski back into the water at the dock. The department had removed the jet ski as a precaution to protect it from potential damage as Hurricane Jose approached the area last week. Firefighters said dangerous conditions are expected all week. The National Weather Service issued a warning today saying there is a high risk of rip currents along the entirety of the state’s coastline.
Moments after dropping the swimmers off at the dock, the department responded to yet another report of a distressed swimmer at the beach. That call proved to be a false alarm as rescue crews found the man safe and sound on the beach.
The department then responded to a report of three boats struggling in the area, but determined the report was unfounded.