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Tourists rescued by Civil Protection six hours after getting stuck in Cozumel jungle

Cozumel, Q.R. — A group of four national tourists were rescued by Civil Protection after their vehicle got stuck in sand near Puntas Molas. The incident happened Tuesday morning. The group of island visitors were stranded for more than six hours before help arrived.

Rafael Tenorio Pizano, the Director of Cozumel Civil Protection, reported that the tourists from Saltillo were stuck for more than six hours before being rescued. They were located after one of them walked for help.

A local businessman provided Civil Protection personnel with a Reiser all-terrain vehicle to enter the area and search for the missing tourists.

The group entered the sandy vegetation area on a Jeep around 9:00 a.m. and quickly became stuck. Unable to drive out, one walked to look for help. The remaining three were not located until 4:00 p.m.

One of the young women was transferred to hospital for blood pressure problems, while the others were evaluated by medical personnel onsite and noted to have suffered only numerous mosquito bites.

“The tourists suffered numerous mosquito bites, but they are fine,” Tenorio Pizano said.