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Search resumes for missing Isla Mujeres swimmer

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Rescue authorities will continue with the search for a swimmer who was swept out to sea Wednesday off an Isla Mujeres beach. Personnel from the Mexican Navy, Civil Protection and Municipal Police searched, without success, for the body of one of the three beachgoers who went swimming off Media Luna beach.

The missing swimmer was reported around 5:30 p.m. by two others who were also swimming in the area, but managed to get themselves back to shore. The search and rescue attempt was called off once nighttime hit. According to the director of Civil Protection Merced Ortiz Maya, they resumed their search for the third swimmer at 6:30 a.m. this morning.

Ortiz Maya acknowledged that their search had not had positive results and that at this point, it is likely to be a recovery mission, since survival is unlikely. The missing man has been identified as 20-year-old Ángel Lorenzo N from New York.

Permanent signs placed in the sand at Playa Media Luna warn of its constant dangers and is marked as a beach not suitable for swimming. All beaches around Isla Mujeres currently remain closed due to the epidemic.