Mark Gruchy, 58, of Middletown, Dies In Newport Harbor Diving Accident

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Newport, RI emergency services responded to call Sunday evening.

The Patch reports:

Newport police have identified the man who died after his diving equipment failed near Ida Lewis Rock as 58-year-old Mark Gruchy of Middletown.

Gruchy was pulled from the water near Fort Adams and Ida Lewis Yacht Club at around 7 p.m. Sunday after reports that he had not been heard from for about an hour.

Members of the Newport Fire Department, Newport police and the U.S. Coast Guard responded to the scene and the Gruchy was transported to Newport Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Harbor Correspondent


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