Possible Explosion As Woman Injured at Salty Brine Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island — So Far No Evidence of Device Found

A spokesperson for the Department of Environmental Management told CNN that a woman was injured when a possible explosion knocked her on to a rock at Salty Brine Beach in Rhode Island. At this time, the cause of accident has yet to be determined.

Police and firefighters in Narragansett, Rhode Island, responded to a report that a woman was thrown from a beach onto the rocks of the jetty by and explosion at Salty Brine Beach.

Officials were investigating an apparent explosion at a beach that injured one woman, but initially have reported they have not found any evidence of an explosive device. Authorities are looking for a suspect they believe may have planted something in the sand. Police also searched for a suspect in the area of Rogers Williams state beach.

The Salty Brine Beach area was evacuated while a bomb squad investigated, according to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.

The 50-year-old woman had been taken to South County Hospital.

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