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Body of missing swimmer found on mainland Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — The body of a swimmer from New York who was swept out to sea earlier this week, has been found. After a 48-hour search, the body of the young man was discovered washed up along the shores of Isla Blanca on the Continental Mainland of Isla Mujeres.

On Wednesday, three tourists went evening swimming off a beach in a prohibited area of the island of Isla Mujeres. All three encountered problems, however, two were successful in getting back to shore. One of the swimmers, 20-year-old Ángel Moisés N, did not make it back.

The incident was reported to authorities who immediately began a search, however, darkness set in about about an hour into their rescue effort. The search was resumed the next morning with authorities calling it a recovery mission, noting survival at that point was unlikely.

The discovery of the deceased was reported to Emergency 911 at 11:00 a.m. Friday by a passerby who found him washed up in a remote area on mainland Isla Mujeres. Police verified the finding and requested assistance from forensic personnel who arrived to remove the body.

The trio allegedly went swimming in the prohibited Media Luna beach area of the island to avoid police and surveillance since beaches were still closed due to the Covid-19 epidemic. They were swimming in a marked “Swimming Prohibited” area when the accident happened.