Cambodian man dies while trying to save teens in Rhode Island

A Providence man died after trying to rescue three teens from a riptide in Bristol, according to Bristol Police Captain Brian Burke.

The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon on the shoreline off Harrison Street.

Burke said Hoen Chin, 56, was with family and friends by the water when three teens that were swimming nearby became caught in a riptide.

Chin jumped into the water in an attempt to help the teens, Burke said, but he became caught in the tide and was swept underwater. The three teens were ultimately able to make it back to shore.

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