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Two separate drownings reported off Tulum beaches on same day

Tulum, Q.R. — Two men drowned in separate incidences in Tulum Wednesday afternoon, both while swimming. Paramedics responded to the first drowning at 4:45 p.m. on a beach area outside an Akumal hotel.

When they arrived, they located an elderly man who witnesses said, was seen floating in the sea. The man was returned to shore by an on-duty lifeguard. He was already unconscious when he was placed on the sand. Emergency services were requested, however, he was pronounced on scene.

The deceased man has been identified as 74-year-old Ángel Gilberto N from Ecuador. He was a visitor on vacation at the time of the accident.

Approximately one hour later, Tulum paramedics were again called, this time to a beach club where they found a youth laying in the sand. The young man was pulled from the water by other beachgoers.

He was brought to shore where CPR was applied, but to no avail. Paramedics also pronounced him on scene. The deceased has been identified by his wife as 23-year-old Víctor Manuel N, a local Tulum hotel waiter from the community of Señor in the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto.