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Tourist dies in Akumal

Akumal, Q.R. — A tourist has died in Akumal after suffering a heart attack.

On Friday, a 73-year-old American man from Louisiana died after a morning of snorkeling and swimming. 

According to the family, the man was feeling tired and decided to lay down on the sand. The wife and daughter continued swimming, when shortly after, they were notified that the man appeared lifeless.

It was 12:30 when he was discovered without vital signs on the beach. According to his daughter, her father had a pacemaker due to previous heart issues.

The family arrived for their vacation on July 19.


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