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Tourist electrocuted during sailboat tour at Laguna Milagros

Chetumal, Q.R. — One person has died and another injured when the sailboat they were touring in made contact with overhead electric cables.

The accident occurred on Laguna Milagros outside the town of Huay Pix in the southern part of the state. Reports say one person died of electrocution while a second person was injured when they were touring the lagoon in a sailboat.

It was around 3:00 p.m. when the boat apparently got caught up in low-hanging high voltage cables that supply the town of Huay Pix. One of the tourists on board the sailboat died instantly.

Elements of the Federal Police cordoned off the area to give way to elements of the Office of the Prosecutor, who initiated investigations. The nationality of the tourists was not released, only that the respective consulate has been contacted.