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Body of man found floating in Playa del Carmen cenote

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The body of a male was found floating in a cenote in the city’s southwest Tuesday by workers cutting grass.

Police were called to a cenote in the Fundadores division of Playa del Carmen after city workers reported seeing a deceased body floating in the water. The discovery was made around noon when workers were clearing vegetation and cleaning garbage in a lot behind Plaza Las Americas.

The men alerted their superior who called Emergency 911. Municipal Police arrived to place yellow tape around the area to collect evidence. Foresnic staff arrived to remove the body, but required assistance from the Playa del Carmen fire department.

The man was lifted from the cenote and taken to forensic facilities for an official autopsy.

The identification of the male was not known, nor were any other details regarding the death.