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Man drowns at central Puerto Morelos beach

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — On Wednesday, a man who was swimming at the central Puerto Morelos beach died by drowning. The accident happened during the afternoon hours next to the town’s iconic lighthouse structure.

Witnesses told authorities that the man, who remains unidentified, was pulled from the water and laid on the beach after he was seen in trouble. Responding paramedics attempted to resuscitate him, however, nothing could be done.

Police did not verify if the man was a local or a visitor.