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Woman Rescued By Coast Guard Off Rhode Island Beach (VIDEO)


First Posted: 08/29/11 07:49 PM ET Updated: 10/29/11 06:12 AM ET

A woman was rescued by the coast guard after she was swept from the rocks on a beach on Rhode Island.

The AP reports that the unidentified woman was lifted by a Coast Guard helicopter roughly 500 yards off Narragansett Beach early Monday morning. A man was also swept into the water, but he was able to return to the shore on his own.

A Coast Guard representative told CBS Boston that the woman was lucky to be alive.

The rescue comes a day after Hurricane Irene caused massive power outages in Rhode Island.

You can see a video of the rescue, from the AP below.

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