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Tourist remains hospitalized after falling into Tulum cenote

Tulum, Q.R. — A tourist remains in hospital after falling into a cenote in the municipality of Tulum.

Reports say the male tourist was exploring the area when he overstepped and slipped, falling onto a concrete area of the narrow cenote. Witnesses called emergency rescue services.

According to police reports, the incident occurred around 5:00 p.m. when Emergency 911 alerted authorities that a man had fallen into a cenote near the Coba archaeological zone with witnesses reporting him as deceased.

Personnel from the Quintana Roo Police, Tulum Fire Department and Civil Protection, along with an ambulance, arrived at the site where they began the task of rescuing the (deceased) man from the cenote. It took nearly three hours for rescue personnel to lift the man through the extremely narrow rock passage to the surface, where he was declared unconscious and with severe injuries. The man has been identified as 33-year-old Vicente L from Germany.

Paramedics from the Tulum Fire Department reported the man suffered several fractures and remains hospitalized.