Cancun, Q.R. — Several more people were rescued from the sea due to strong currents in the Cancun Hotel Zone after being pulled away from shore.
Marine officials report that one of those rescued was a 14-year-old American girl who required assistance returning to shore while swimming at the city’s popular Playa Delfines. The young woman was swimming when she was dragged from shore and experienced problems returning.
According to the Secretariat of the Navy of Mexico, several people were rescued from waters over the weekend in separate operations. Another tourist, a 32-year-old man of Mexican nationality, was also rescued from the water at the same time as the young woman.
Lifeguards assisted both safely back to shore.
Several others were assisted by marine lifeguards while swimming at El Mirador beach in Cancun. Two Mexican adults and two minors from Colombia along with one adult, were also pulled from the sea after experiencing problems while swimming.
There were no deaths or injuries reported in any of the rescues, which the Navy says, is part of their Operación Salvavidas Verano 2019.
Last week, three American minors were pulled from Cancun waters after they experienced problems dealing with the strong current.