Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Department of Health has determined the cause of death as drowning.
The Rhode Island Department of Health has released the cause of death for one of the three women who died in a car found submerged in Newport last week. According to the Providence Journal, Jennifer Way of Saunderstown was found to have died from drowning following an autopsy on Friday. Autopsies for the other two women (Femmetje Staring of Holland and Louise Owens of Wales) were done over the weekend. The results are expected to be released Tuesday. According to the Boston Globe, all three women were 39 years old and worked in the luxury yachting industry. At approximately 6:28 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, a fuel delivery driver making a delivery to Newport Shipyard and Marina observed a vehicle flipped upside down and partially submerged in …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
The car was discovered around 6:30 a.m. on Friday morning in the water off of the Newport shipyard.
The following information was provided by the Newport Police Department. At approximately 6:28 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, a fuel delivery driver making a delivery to Newport Shipyard and Marina observed a vehicle flipped upside down and partially submerged in the water near the stone pier. The Newport Police and Newport Fire Departments were called to the scene. During rescue operations, three adult females were found dead inside the vehicle. The victims have been identified as Jennifer Way, 39, of Saunderstown, RI, Louise Owen, 39, of the United Kingdom, Wales, and Femmetje Staring, 39, of Holland. There are no indications of foul play. The investigation is continuing. This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Patch for details.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Police confirmed three women died in the accident.
Update 12:29 p.m.: The Newport Police Department issued a release stating a fuel delivery driver making a delivery to the shipyard observed the car flipped upside and partially submerged in the water around 6:30 a.m. this morning. Three woman were found dead inside the vehicle during rescue operations. There are no indications of foul play or speed as a factor of the accident. The vehicle drove off the pier to a six to ten-foot drop into the water. Update 11:14 a.m.: According to a report from WCVB.com, three women were found dead in the car pulled from the water near the Newport Shipyard. The report said Capt. Russell Hayes told the Newport Daily News that the car missed a turn early this morning and plunged into the water. The …
Friday, August 26, 2011
Just two days before the first hurricane of the season, boat owners scramble to secure the boats in Newport Harbor.
Despite the sunny skies, there is no calm before the storm for Newport boat captains and owners, as the marina is bustling in preparation for Hurricane Irene. Darren Thurman, the captain of a 53-foot Azimut in the Newport Marina, said the worst-case scenario would be 10-foot or more surge into the marina, which would push the water above the dock’s pilings that secure the floating dock. If the water surges above the pilings, the dock will float off, and take any attached boats along for the ride, he said. Steve Sullivan, the dock master for Newport Marina, said the pilings are 18-feet tall and designed for a 100-year storm. "If that happened, Newport would be in big trouble," said Sullivan. “High tide is at 8pm on Sunday. There is a new …