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Patrolling navy find man adrift in Zaragoza Canal

Costa Maya, Q.R. — A man who was found floating in the Zaragoza Canal Sunday was pulled to safety by Semar personnel. The man was reportedly seen floating with a lifejacket in the Canal after his kayak tipped.

Navy personnel from the Secretaría de Marina Armada de México (Semar) saw the man in the water by chance during a routine tour. The found him drifting after he overturned his kayak inside the channel.

The 56-year-old man, a tourist from Tabasco, was pulled aboard their vessel. Once on board, he explained that he was kayaking the shallow beach areas along the shore when the winds pushed him out into deeper water.

He was carried out by the current and eventually tipped, so he drifted. He was medically evaluated by Navy doctors once they reached shore and was found to be in good health and released.