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State and federal officials are turning to researchers at the University of Rhode Island to help them understand what happened at Salty Brine State Beach over the weekend when a mini explosion knocked a woman into a jetty, leaving her with two broken ribs. Ateam of scientists will convene at the beach at low tide later today to collect samples in their search for answers.
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