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Authorities scour Tulum beach in response to nighttime cries for help

Tulum, Q.R. — Authorities in Tulum are continuing their search today for two people who were heard crying for help from a beach the evening before.

Municipal Police of Tulum have confirmed that they are working with firemen and Protección Civil de Tulum to try and locate two people who reportedly went missing Tuesday while kayaking. The pair, who have not been identified, went sea kayaking earlier in the day and have not since returned.

It was around 7:00 p.m. when police say they were approached and asked for help after hotel guests reported hearing cries for help. Police have interviewed hotel guests as well as hotel staff. In a press release, Municipal Police say “The reason why police help was requested is because they heard cries for help coming from the seashore, so we immediately approached and began interviewing the general manager of the Hotel Cielo Maya to know what was happening.”

“It is she who confirmed to us by stating that some guests heard cries for help coming from the sea, that some lights were seen as signs of help, so the support of Civil Protection, firefighters and the medical unit was requested.”

Police say they searched in the darkness from 7:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. without finding anything. The search will continue to today with help of Akumal boatmen.