EAST GREENWICH,- R.I. (AP) – Police have identified a man who died after falling into the water at Milt’s Marina in East Greenwich as Jerald St. Laurent, of Westboro, Mass.

Police on Sunday said the 45-year-old St. Laurent was trying to step from a pier onto the swim deck of a boat when he fell early Saturday.

The Providence Journal reports that a friend was unable to pull him out and called 911 shortly after 1 a.m.

Police say St. Laurent and his friend had been eating and drinking at a nearby tavern when they decided to walk to the marina and look for the boat of a mutual friend.

Police said the boat that St. Laurent was trying to board did not belong to his friend.


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