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American man found drowned inside Bacalar cenote

Bacalar, Q.R– UPDATED: The body of a visitor to the Bacalar area has been removed from a cenote after a marine rescue team discovered him drowned.

The drowning happened inside Cenote Azul outside the Bacalar Lagoon. La Secretaría de Marina says the man went swimming in the cenote Sunday around noon, but failed to return. Relatives requested help to locate him.

A specialized search and rescue team was sent inside the cenote. The specialized rescue team found the man after three hours of searching cenote waters.

The deceased has been identified as 24-year-old Jason N from Florida.

UPDATE: The young American man drowned after suffering an epileptic attack while in the cenote. He was with his family snorkeling the cenote when the accident happened. He had entered the water without a lifejacket. He was vacationing in Bacalar with his family from Florida.

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