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Five year old drowns off Cancun Hotel Zone beach

Cancun, Q.R. — A five year old child died by drowning Sunday off a busy Cancun beach. The accidental drowning happened at Playa Langosta in the Cancun Hotel Zone around 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Other beach goers reported the accident to 9-1-1 who sent an ambulance. Paramedics were unable to revive the little boy. He was pronounced dead on the beach. Police, Civil Protection and the Specialized Group for Family and Gender Violence (Geavig) were called in due to the child’s death.

Both parents were reportedly on the beach at the time of the incident. According to available information, the child was seen floating in the water by a boatman who pulled him out. The little boy was seen floating under a dock that runs off the beach. The child has been identified as 5-year-old Ihan “N”.