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American man dies from drowning along Riviera Maya beach

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — An American man who was rushed to hospital Thursday afternoon from a Riviera Maya hotel has died. The man, identified as 45-year-old Justin K, was pulled from the sea around 3:00 p.m. after being swept in by strong currents.

He was taken to a private hospital in Playa del Carmen where he was pronounced. The accidental drowning happened at a beach outside a Riviera Maya Hotel about 32 kilometers (20 miles) south of Playa del Carmen.