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Two crew and 13 tourists rescued from sinking Cancun boat off Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Fifteen people who were on a boat tour from Cancun to Isla Mujeres were rescued off the island Friday. The boat’s passengers and crew were rescued after the vessel began to sink off Playa Norte.

The crew of two with their 13 passengers were rescued from the sinking 37-foot boat that had left Cancun hours earlier. By the time it reached the northern tip of the island, it began to quickly take on water.

According to Isla Mujeres City Council, “thanks to the security and surveillance operation implemented on all the beaches of the island, the two crew members and 13 passengers who were on a 37-foot Sea Rey coming from Cancun, were safe and sound.”

Isla Mujeres City Council said that “The Harbor Master’s Office was immediately informed (of the situation) to support the rescue of passengers and crew.” After the removal of people, the boat was moved to a port. Officials did not provide information on what caused the boat to sink.