Here are the first few paragraphs of Patrick Anderson and Katherine Gregg's 7-11-15 Providence Journal article entitled "No Clues: Salty Brine Beach Reopens Sunday After Explosion":
"Salty Brine State Beach reopened to the publicdespite no word from investigators into what might have caused an explosion that injured a woman .
"The popular beach was evacuated Saturday after a 'ground disturbance' — accompanied by a loud boom — stunned beachgoers and landed a woman in the hospital.
"At around 11:20 a.m., the state bomb squad was called in to investigate the reports of a possible 'explosion' near the rocks at the beach.
"By late afternoon, however, investigators had no explanation for the boom that rocked the popular beach on a glimmering summer day. Officials were still combing the rock breakwater in the evening. Terrorism was not suspected and there was no active search for a suspect, officials said.
"'Something did happen but we are not sure ... exactly what,' said Larry Mouradjian, the DEM’s associate director for natural resources, in an interview shortly after 3 p.m."You can read the entire article by clicking HERE.
Further news reports on the mysterious Rhode Island explosion can be found HERE and HERE.