On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Members of the Smithfield Police Department along with the Smithfield Fire Department responded to Georgiaville Pond, for a possible drowning. A Smithfield Officer, who was patrolling the beach parking lot area, was alerted by beach goers that a male friend of theirs was missing and was last seen swimming from the island towards the beach. Smithfield Fire personnel deployed their dive teams and began an extensive search of the area.
At approximately 9:45 p.m., members of Smithfield Fire Department’s dive team recovered the missing swimmer. The swimmer is identified as Christian Araujo, a 19 year-old male, of Pawtucket. He was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office.