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1:01 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Video: Father and Son Rescued in RI Swamp

The search is over for a father and son who went missing overnight during a rafting trip. Darin Pierce and his 12-year-old son, Logan, of South Kingston have been found safe.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew assists in the rescue of a father and son who went missing on a rafting trip.
A Coast Guard helicopter crew assists in the rescue of a father and son who went missing on a rafting trip.
Credit US Coast Guard

The two were on a rafting trip Sunday on the Chipuxet River in South County. Pierce’s wife called police after she hadn’t heard from them in almost five hours.

A search was conducted throughout the evening into Monday morning. Rhode Island State Police say the father and son were found at around 11:10am Monday, about a half mile from where their boat was discovered. State police said the two were in good health but are somewhat dehydrated.

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