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German man drowns at Playa del Carmen beach after midnight swim

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – A man of German decent was found floating in the sea outside a hotel in Playa del Carmen.

A security guard from the Riu Hotel at Playacar in Playa del Carmen was shocked when he saw the floating body of a man off the shore of the beach. Upon approaching the body, he realized the man was deceased.

The man, who was a visitor to the area, has been identified as 58-year-old Frank Hifmaister. Authorities say the man left his room at about midnight to go for a swim. Staff said that the man failed to return to his room.

He was discovered at 7:30 a.m. the following morning by security personnel from the Riu Hotel.