Massachusetts couple dies after being swept to sea while fishing in Rhode Island

JAMESTOWN, R.I. — Rhode Island officials have identified the Massachusetts couple who died after being swept into the sea while fishing off some rocks at a state park.

The Department of Environmental Management said Monday that 51-year-old Kongjuan Wei and 52-year-old Xianzan Tan were pronounced dead at Newport Hospital after being pulled from the waters off Fort Wetherill State Park in Jamestown by the U.S. Coast Guard.

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