|Published: 10:28 AM, 05/28/2013
||Last updated: 10:29 AM, 05/28/2013
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Three people were rescued from the Pigeon River
on Saturday, May 25 after their canoe apparently capsized, the Newport Police
At 2:14 p.m., officers with the NPD were dispatched to
the area of the Pigeon River between the North Street bridge and the East
Broadway bridge on a report of a capsized canoe, Patrolman Joshua Veridal
A brief search resulted in the finding of three people in
the river behind Riverview Baptist Church at 644 River Road.
Justin McNealy, 36, and his 10-year-old daughter Skylar
McNealy, were located on a large boulder in the river awaiting help, while
Russell Parker was upstream standing in the current waiting for assistance.
For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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