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Cozumel boat captain dies after vessel hit

Cozumel, Q.R. — A Cozumel boat captain died Friday night after his boat was hit by another vessel. Reports say the man, who was captain of Zitlali, was killed after an accident in Cozumel waters.

The accident happened around 8:00 p.m. when Zitlali was anchored after a day of fishing. With its captain still on board unloading the day’s catch, Zitlali was accidentally hit by another vessel, causing the captain to fall into the sea.

It was approximately two hours before his body was finally located and pulled from the water. He was found alive and rushed to hospital, where shortly after arriving, authorities reported the death of Captain David Chulim at the General Hospital.