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Akumal Bay swimmer reported drowned suffered seizure says Civil Protection

Akumal, Q.R. — Medical personnel were on scene at Akumal Bay Wednesday in response to the report of a drowning. The report was made around 11:00 a.m. by a caller who reported a deceased person.

When police and medical personnel arrived, paramedics learned that the drowned person was not dead. According to a report from Coordinación de Proteccion Civil Tulum, the ‘drowning’ victim had suffered a seizure.

According to the Civil Protection report, the unidentified swimmer had a medical history of seizures. The man was treated on the beach for minor cuts and abrasions suffered during the attack as well as provided with oxygen.

“At 11:06 a.m., an emergency call was received reporting a person drowned by immersion in the beach area of Akumal Bay.

“Upon arriving at the place and verifying the report, it was found that it was a person who suffered a seizure and that he has a medical history of the same affectation and that he was already being treated by a medical unit, resulting in an assessment of lacerating injuries and abrasives in the lower extremities.

“Oxygen was administered for the patient’s recovery and instructions were given by emergency personnel for proper medical care,” the agency explained.