RI - Lady at beach injured by explosion at Salty Brine Beach

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  1. gregjrichards

    gregjrichards Well-Known Member

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    "Officials have admitted they have no idea what happened when a 50-year-old woman was catapulted into the air after an 'explosion' on a Rhode Island beach.

    The blast - which occurred at Salty Brine Beach at around 11.15am on Saturday - threw the victim several feet off the sand and on to rocks forming the beach's jetty, authorities said.

    It prompted law enforcement to evacuate the beach, with witnesses suggesting a bomb might have gone off.

    But after an on-site investigation, police have been left baffled by the bizarre incident after finding no devices that could have been set off.
    The woman, who has not yet been named, was taken to South County Hospital in an 'alert and conscious' state. Her current condition remains unknown."

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-old-woman-sand-pile-rocks.html#ixzz3ff3xai2U

    I wonder what caused this did someone plant some kind of device or could it have been a natural phenomenon?
     
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  3. LaborDayRN

    LaborDayRN New Member

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    Lightning? I can't help but think with this being so close to the 4th of July it may have been some kind of small explosive. Maybe a few M80's? Very strange indeed.
     
  4. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Active Member

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    This poor woman.....I hope she isn't too badly injured.
     
  5. Hejlena

    Hejlena Former Member

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    Does fracking lead to this sort of thing?
     
  6. FindHG

    FindHG WS Liason WS Liason

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    Several reports of suspicious people in the area around the time of the blast were also investigated, officials said, but found to be unsubstantiated. Investigators said they are not looking for any suspects.

    [...]

    "The investigation included physical searches, K-9 searches and numerous interviews that corroborated initial reports of a loud bang. However, no evidence indicated any type of an explosive device," said Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell of the Rhode Island State Police.


    http://wpri.com/2015/07/12/salty-brine-beach-back-open-after-unexplained-blast/


    Off Topic: somehow... beaches, FTR, off Alaska, last week. "A pod of whales emerges nearby a couple's boat."


    Pod off Alaska.jpg Pod coming up.jpg Ha ha ha ha.png

    http://www.wmur.com/national/caught-on-camera-surfacing-whale-pod/34063936
     
  7. FindHG

    FindHG WS Liason WS Liason

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    Woman Released From Hospital After Mysterious Blast on Rhode Island Beach
    By Emily Shapiro, ABCNEWS & Mary Bruce, GOOD MORNING AMERICA
    July 12 '15, 4:51 PM ET

    A beach goer

    "described hearing a crash and booming noise when it happened.

    "It felt like something that was seismic or metaphysical," he said. "I thought it was a small craft that struck the jetty.""


    [...]

    But the pair wasn't afraid to return to the beach today when the sand reopened.

    "It's our regular spot,"... "It's a beautiful day."


    ~

    color added by me :), a great quote
     
  8. ATasteOfHoney

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    This is a very popular, populated beach.
    Very strange indeed.
     
  9. LaborDayRN

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    Witnesses said the woman, who has been identified as 60-year-old Kathleen Danise

    One beachgoer, Michele Martin, said the injured woman "went five feet up in the air" and "landed on her face."

    "She was in shock, couldn't talk at all," Martin said.

    While several beachgoers said they smelled gas after the explosion, a spokesman for National Grid, which manages gas and electric in the area, said there are no gas lines along the beach.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/woman-rele...us-blast-rhode-island-beach/story?id=32392555
    Danise was hospitalized with a concussion, two broken ribs and bruises, a family member said.
     
  10. FindHG

    FindHG WS Liason WS Liason

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    Chantee Lans, WPRI 12 Eyewitness News, 6:40 (tonight), speaks with the injured woman's sister at the very spot on the beach in Narragansett, who said

    “There was a massive bang and I seen the actual rocks shift and move,”... “And I started screaming ‘get up, get up.’ The same time I’m screaming, the sand errupted, threw my sister from there, like a live canon, face-down, unconscious – 10 feet away.”

    [...]

    “They’re saying the story wrong — there was a bang first, movement in the rocks and erruption. It all happened spontaneously — bang, move, up,”

    ... "her other sister who was present at the time of the blast was also injured."


    [video=youtube;EwTlCl1BmT0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwTlCl1BmT0[/video]

    Text from here:
    http://wpri.com/2015/07/12/salty-brine-beach-back-open-after-unexplained-blast/
     
  11. ATasteOfHoney

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    Could this have been caused by an old WW2 ammunition that somehow had gone unnoticed & washed ashore decades ago---and lied buried under sand?

    Weird case......
     
  12. Blondie in Spokane

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    Woman injured in beach explosion is out of the hospital and nursing broken ribs as police say they may NEVER know what caused the blast

    Kathleen Danise, 60, of Waterbury, Connecticut, was released from the hospital on Sunday after she was thrown 10 feet from her beach chair

    Investigators have found no physical evidence of an explosion on Salty Brine Beach in Rhode Island and it was reopened on Sunday

    Police and the state's fire marshal are investigating whether there was an aerial explosion or an explosion below ground though they may never know

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...s-Rhode-Island-beach-blast.html#ixzz3fpQGT9Ic
     
  13. Blondie in Spokane

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    Investigators find electrical cable found at site of unexplained Rhode Island beach explosion... but still have no idea how it happened

    Mystery last, which injured a woman, hit Salt Brine beach

    Power cable was unearthed on Monday, two days after the explosion

    Not clear who owns cable, whether it was live, or how linked to the blast

    Kathleen Danise, 60, was left with two broken ribs and bruises

    One theory suggests blast could have been caused by natural gas build-up


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...explosion-no-idea-happened.html#ixzz3ftBggOqR
     
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    I've looked through lots of old images, trying to discover what might have once been under those rocks there that could have caused the explosion, but no luck.

    I've lived beachside in a few places and can only think of buried: shipwrecks, divers' oxgyen tanks, trash piles, ordnance ..or a dead whale. That last one is probably not feasible. A really old, historic buried trash pile on the beach seems the most likely cause to me - I've seen one of those bubble through vent pipes, though not explode. Or a washed up oxgyen canister that accidentally got buried when the breaker stones were put in place.

    It's such a mystery. I really hope it gets solved, and the poor ladies who were hurt recover quickly.
     
  16. zwiebel

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    This person would know if there is likely to be unexploded ammo there, but unfortunately the website is still a work in progress and there's no contact.

    http://coastdefense.com/index.html
     
  17. Blondie in Spokane

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    Mystery blast on Rhode Island beach that flung woman 10ft into the air is blamed on hydrogen gas build-up from a corroded copper cable

    Investigators have spent two weeks trying to figure out what happened

    Kathleen Danise, 60, was blown 10ft into the air following a 'bang'

    She was then taken to a hospital from Salty Brine beach on July 11

    Beach is now deemed safe, with scientists insisting it was a rare event

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...Island-blamed-hydrogen-gas.html#ixzz3gsQn7tWF
     
  18. ATasteOfHoney

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    Weird....thank you for sharing. Mystery solved!
     
  19. gregjrichards

    gregjrichards Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the update I'm glad it wasn't sinister and the Lady wasn't badly injured.
     
  20. FindHG

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    Thanks for the update. This was and older article from the 14th, but still interesting, not sure if it had been posted before:

    http://www.centralmaine.com/2015/07...terious-r-i-beach-explosion-estuary-sediment/
    By Amy Anthony, AP

    [...]
    On Monday, investigators dug up a power cable, which a state official said was owned by the U.S. Coast Guard, located under the sand near the site of the blast. National Grid, the power company, said there was no indication it was related to the incident.

    [...]

    The jetty is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which planned to visit the site Tuesday, Maguire said.
     

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