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Milford man's R.I. death was caused by heart attack

Posted August 30, 2007 09:50 AM

MILFORD

The death of a 50-year-old Milford man at a Rhode Island beach earlier this month has been blamed on a heart attack.

Kurt D. Vinacco Mass., was reportedly boogey-boarding in the ocean with his eight-year-old daughter when he began to feel unwell, the Block Island Times reported. The family was at Baby Beach on Block Island.

Vinacco reportedly sat in a beach chair, then suffered a convulsion. Onlookers shouted for a doctor and telephoned police dispatch.

Members of the Block Island Volunteer Rescue Squad worked on Vinacco for more than 20 minutes, said squad captain Beth Rousseau. He was pronounced dead at 3:44 p.m. by a Block Island Medical Center doctor.

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