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Elderly tourist dies in hospital after Playa del Carmen drowning

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A woman identified as a national tourist died Tuesday after being rushed to hospital. The 74-year-old woman was rushed to Playa del Carmen hospital in an ambulance after being pulled from the sea at Playa Xcalacoco.

Nearby lifeguards pulled the woman from the water after being alerted of the near-drowning by other swimmers. She was returned to the beach by lifeguards where CPR was applied.

She was transferred by ambulance to a private hospital but reportedly died shortly after arriving. The hospital informed local authorities of her death.

The unnamed woman was on vacation with her family at the time of the accident.