Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A 46-year-old man from the U.S. state of Texas was pronounced dead Friday inside a Playa del Carmen hotel. The man, who was visiting the area with a friend, was pronounced by medical personnel after he fell unconscious.
Authorities were called to a hotel on 30th Avenue and 12th Street where the pair from Texas were staying. According to testimony of the friend, they had both been on a drinking binge for several days, however, on Friday, his drinking companion fell unconscious and did not wake up.
It was the travel companion who called emergency 911. Neither men have been named. Responding police and medical personnel arrived only to confirm the 46-year-old had died. An autopsy will confirm the official cause of his death.