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Search continues on Cancun Nichupté Lagoon for missing jet skier

Cancun, Q.R. — The search continues for a man who went missing after a night of jet skiing. The man was reported missing in the Nichupté Lagoon of Cancun after an accident Friday.

The driver of the jet ski, Jhonn Rafael Pommer, was out with a friend early Friday morning when they were apparently thrown from the jet ski. The passenger managed to swim to shore and notify authorities of what happened. A search began for the missing man. After an initial 10-hour search, the man remains missing.

The pair hopped aboard a Seadoo Waverunner around 2:30 a.m. Friday morning. Neither were wearing life jackets when the accident happened.

Civil Protection, with the support of lifeguards, agents of the Quintana Roo Police and the Port Authority, began searching Friday at dawn with boats and other jet skis. At noon, the state Public Security helicopter joined in the search.

Antonio Riveroll Ribbón, municipal coordinator of Civil Protection, confirmed that the missing man is a Cancun resident originally from Aguascalientes. The pair are said to have fallen off the jet ski around the Residencial Pok Ta Pok to and Isla Dorada area of the lagoon.

The search continued throughout the morning, but had to be suspended for about an hour due to bad weather. Divers and nautical experts have been asked to join in the search recovery since the Waverunner jet ski has already been found.