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Officers practicing diving drill with mannequin get a whole lot more than they bargained for

Officers practicing diving drill with mannequin get a whole lot more than they bargained for

A Rhode Island police dive team got quite a surprise when they turned up an actual body during a drill involving a mannequin.

According to the Herald-Tribune, the Warwick Police Department came across a human body while running a search-and-recovery drill with a mannequin in the Pawtuxet River on Wednesday.

Members of the dive team were searching for the mannequin when they discovered the body of a 55-year-old deceased male under a bridge in Pawtuxet Village, Rhode Island.

On Wednesday, Warwick Police Chief Stephen McCartney told the Providence Journal that law enforcement had tentatively identified the male, but would not release further details until they were able to notify next of kin.

Joseph Hopkins told the Providence Journal that they had identified the man as Carl Greenlund of Pawtuxet, and noted that Greenlund’s death was thought to be suicide “by means of drowning.”

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