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Young woman dies from drowning off Akumal beach

Akumal, Q.R. — A young woman was pronounced Tuesday by responding paramedics on an Akumal beach after being pulled from the water. On Tuesday morning, hotel guests reported seeing a woman go for a swim in the sea outside their hotel.

An on-duty lifeguard saw the 27-year-old woman struggling. He was able to return her to shore, however, that was when he noticed she was unconscious. Hotel staff called emergency 911 who sent paramedics to the scene.

When they arrived, they were unable to do anything for the woman. Police were called in to cordon off the area while they waited for the medical examiner to arrive. The identity of the woman has not been released.