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Two boaters rescued from swollen river

June 9, 2013


CENTRAL FALLS – The high waters of the Blackstone River proved to be too much for a pair of canoeists Sunday, overturning their boat and leaving them clinging to a safety line in the turbulent waters near the Roosevelt Avenue Bridge.

The canoeists had been helping to set up the finish line area for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Duck Race fundraiser just before 12:50 p.m. when they went into river’s waters, according to the Central Falls Fire Department.


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