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Police investigate washed up body found off Playa del Carmen beach

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Municipal police and forensic personnel were called to a beach area off Constituciónntes Avenue Wednesday after reports of a washed up body.

Others on the beach found the body of a deceased man near a Playa del Carmen ferry pier. The man was partially clothed by a pair of shorts. He is reported to be of Mexican nationality.

His discovery was reported to authorities around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday. While he is believed to be a drowning victim, an investigation into his death will begin after an autopsy reveals the official cause of his death.

The body was placed under a towel and surrounded by beach loungers. Photo: April 10, 2024.

The body of the unidentified man was seen floating in shallow waters off the shore in front of a beachfront hotel. He was placed under a towel and surrounded by beach loungers while police waited for state authorities to arrive.