Bristol man drowns saving 5-year-old

Posted 7/29/13

A Bristol man drowned trying to save his 5-year-old grandson off Spar Island in Mount Hope Bay Sunday.

The Bristol Police Department was notified of a male who went missing around 3:28 p.m.

Members of Bristol, Tiverton and …

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