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Three Canadian swimmers rescued from strong Cozumel currents

Cozumel, Q.R. — A handful of beachgoers stood by while Cozumel lifeguards rushed into the sea after three Canadian tourists began to exhibit signs of trouble.

Three tourists from Canada nearly drowned after being dragged by strong currents at Playa San Martín. Head of Cozumel Civil Protection Héctor Mac Marín, reported the rescue of the two females and one male on Wednesday, which he confirmed, occurred at the San Martin beach around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The rescued were 67-year-old Jocelyn Amell, 64-year-old Marc Nout and 34-year-old Summer Romero. Apparently they entered the sea even though warning flags were in place. All three were returned to shore and treated without the need for hospital transfer.