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Search continues for those aboard homemade boat found off Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Authorities continue to search for those believed aboard a boat that landed in a rocky area of Isla Mujeres. The abandoned boat was found early Thursday morning by nearby apartment residents.

The small homemade vessel was found among rocks along the eastern part of the island. Inside the motorless boat were left-behind pieces of clothing and water jugs. The boat is believed to have landed during the dark hours and its occupants moved to a shelter in Cancun.

The boat was discovered in rocks on the east side of Isla Mujeres. Photo: February 29, 2024.

It is the third foreign vessel located in Quintana Roo waters this week. On two other occasions, the boats carrying foreign nationals were located by passing ships who reported them to Quintana Roo authorities.