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Man Drowns While Trying to Save Friend

When 21-year-old Gregory Minetti began having trouble coming ashore during a storm near Newport, RI, his 23-year-old friend jumped in to try to save him. He drowned instead.

Nicholas Napolitano, 23, died Sunday in Newport in an attempt to save a friend from drowning. The incident began when the 21-year-old jumped from a rocky ledge into the roiling water, but immediately began struggling in the 6-8-foot waves. Instead of waiting for the firefighters, who had recently been summoned, Napolitano jumped in to help.

Firefighters arrived and were able to reach the 21-year-old and pull him out of the water, but by then were unable to find the friend, and the rescue operation officially became a recovery operation on Sunday afternoon, which ended Monday afternoon with the discovery of Napolitano’s body.

In a tragedy like this one, survivors’ questions may only be answered by experts. The Doan Law Firm P.C. has extensive experience in drowning and water accidents and can assist any family suffering loss or injury. Contact the Doan Law Firm, P.C., led by Houston personal injury attorney Jimmy Doan, at 1 Riverway, Suite 2055, Houston, Texas 77056, (713) 869-4747 or (800) 910-FIRM.

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