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Navy tows vessel of four to Xcalak after becoming hung up on sandbank

Xcalak, Q.R. — Members of the Mexican navy report the rescue of four from a vessel experiencing navigation issues.

The Secretaría de Marina Armada de México says four people were rescued after being located approximately two nautical miles (four kilometers) southwest of Punta Chelen, Quintana Roo on Sunday afternoon.

They said that the rescue was carried out after receiving a request from the Naval Detachment located at the access to the Zaragoza Canal, to tow a vessel with four crew members on board. The vessel was reported hung up on a sandbank near Punta Chelen.

Elements of the navy were able to locate the boat and tow it toward the Zaragoza Naval Detachment where they were received by personnel of the Port of Xcalak Captaincy to carry out the corresponding procedures.

The men were enjoying a recreational boating day before the regional return to a red epidemiological light for the week of July 13 to 19.