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A late night swim in Cancun Hotel Zone turns tragic

Cancun, Q.R. — A young man drowned early Thursday morning after being pulled into the sea at Playa Gaviota in the Cancun Hotel Zone. The death of the young man was reported by his friend to authorities at 2:00 a.m.

The report was made by 20-year-old Hugo N who said the pair went to the beach to go swimming. When they arrived at Playa Gaviota at Kilometer 8 of Kukulcán Boulevard, they entered the sea. But when he came out, he noticed his friend had not.

Emergency medical responders arrived at the site in response to the 911 call. It was at 2:38 a.m. when the body was located approximately 20 meters from shore and brought back by firemen. Despite efforts to revive him, 23-year-old Adrian N was pronounced on the beach.