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Rescue units react quickly to call of crocodile removing deceased into Cancun’s Nichupté lagoon

Cancun, Q.R. — Emergency services, along with Civil Protection of Cancun, worked quickly to rescue a body that appeared in the Nichupté lagoon in the Cancun Hotel Zone Tuesday.

According to preliminary information, passersby spotted the body of a deceased male around 1:30 p.m. Upon calling Emergency 911, police responded to the report at Kilometer 7.5 of the Cancun Hotel Zone.

The report of the body sparked a speed alert after it was made known that a crocodile was on site, attempting to drag the body into the lagoon.

Medical services, rescue personnel and police, as well as the State Attorney General’s Office and the Forensic Medical Service, were on site. They managed to recover the body before it was taken by wildlife.

According to a report by authorities, at least seven elements of the tourist police carried out rescue maneuvers on the body of a man who was being removed from the shore by a crocodile. They said they also had the support of firefighters as well as search and water rescue of civil protection under the command of Daniela Góngora Xaman.

The victim is reported to be 21-year-old Karlo N from Veracruz. Through social media, his coworkers unofficially mentioned he went missing Saturday night from a Cancun Hotel Zone bar in which he worked. Police were not officially notified of his missing until Tuesday. The family of Karlo N have been notified.