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Puerto Aventuras cenote swimmer killed diving after hitting head on rock

Puerto Aventuras, Q.R. — A cenote swimmer who dove into the water died after hitting his head. On Saturday, authorities were notified of the accident at Cenote Azul in Puerto Aventuras.

Police responded to the 11:00 a.m. report after other cenote swimmers witnessed the accident. Paramedics were requested through Emergency 911, however, they arrived only to pronounce the man dead on scene.

Personnel from the Ministry of Public Security and Civil Protection also arrived at the scene as did the Forensic Medical Services. The cenote was evaucated of swimmers while police cordoned off the site and the body removed.

The now-deceased has not been identified beyond being male. It is not officially known if he was a tourist or local resident.