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One dead after drowning off central Playa del Carmen beach

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Paramedics pronounced the death of a person by drowning Sunday evening off a Playa del Carmen beach. The unidentified person was reported by lifeguards as being unconscious after being pulled from the sea around 5:40 p.m.

Medical assistance arrived at the city’s central beach location at Parque Fundadores where they pronounced the person dead after CPR attempts failed. The person was in the company of family when the Sunday accident happened.

Authorities on scene did not provide details as to who the person was, male or female or if they were a tourist or local resident. The area was cordoned off by the Tourist Police while they waited for the arrival of the Forensic Medical Service.