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Two German divers drown at Gran Cenote Kalimba at Tulum

Tulum, Q.R. — Two men have died after drowning in a Tulum cenote on Wednesday.

The two men, both German, reportedly died from drowning in a Tulum cenote Wednesday. According to Lucio Salvador Argea of Protección Civil en Tulum, the two men drowned in Gran Cenote Kalimba.

One of the deceased has been identified as 47-year-old German Gerd August Klumper, while the second diver has only been identified as Andreas.

Gerd August Klumper

Civil Protection says that on Wednesday afternoon, the two went to the Gran Cenote Kalimba and were expected to reappear around 3:00 p.m. When they did not surface, the manager of the centoe notified divers from a rescue team.

Local cenote divers Johan Saksson, Kim Davidson and Jeff Clark conducted the search for the two missing men. Their bodies were found and the drowning deaths confirmed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.