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Second swimmer in same day drowns off Cancun beach

Cancun, Q.R. — For the second time Thursday, Cancun paramedics pronounced a swimmer on a city beach. Medical assistance was requested Thursday evening at Playa Delfines after an unidentified swimmer was pulled from the sea.

On duty lifeguards called 911 around 6:30 p.m. after the person was unresponsive. Cancun paramedics responding to the emergency call arrived and also attempted to resuscitate the swimmer, however, they were declared dead.

Tourist Police arrived to gather information and notify the victim’s family while forensic medical personnel removed the body. The now-deceased was a tourist from Monterrey. The age and name of the victim was not provided.

Lifeguards at Playa Delfines said they had eight water rescues on Thursday.

Several hours earlier, a 22-year-old youth from Cancun died after drowning at San Miguelito. He was swimming in an unsupervised area with two others when the accident happened.