Tulum, Q.R. — Six people of Cuban origin were recovered from a makeshift vessel in the municipality of Tulum. On Sunday, the the Coordination Group for the Construction of Peace and Security Quintana Roo, headed by the Secretary of Citizen Security of Tulum, reported on the discovery of the boat.
On board the tiny vessel were six men. They were reported Saturday after making landfall on a Tulum beach. Authorities did not say exactly where the boat was found, only that the six on board were attended to by emergency services.
Their recovery was in coordination with National Guard and the Secretary of the Navy. It is the first known vessel to appear on a Tulum municipal beach, at least this year. Most of the Cuban vessels found make landfall on Isla Mujeres or Cozumel or less often, Cancun.
In a brief statement, the Secretaría de Seguridad Ciudadana of Qunitana Roo said “Authorities managed to rescue six people of Cuban origin in a collaborative work of the Coordination Group for the Construction of Peace and Security Quintana Roo, headed by the Secretary of Citizen Security of Tulum, in coordination with the National Guard and the Secretary of the Navy
“The men arrived in Mexican territory in a boat. They were rescued on the beaches of the municipality for which they were immediately attended to by emergency services to verify their physical and health condition.”
Additional details were not provided.