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Two Drowning Deaths in Tulum and Akumal Could Have Been Prevented

Sanctions have been filed against the Tulum hotel at which a young man died due to the lack of preventive measures.

TULUM – After the drowning death of two people in different private beaches in the municipality of Tulum, the Civil Protection Coordination applied sanctions for the lack of security measures in one of the coastal points where the tragedy occurred.

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At around 4:45 pm on Wednesday, a 74-year-old man from Ecuador lost his life after drowning on the beaches of the Secrets Akumal hotel, located at kilometer 254 of the Tulum-Playa del Carmen federal highway.

Later, at 5:20 pm, a young man from Señor, Quintana Roo, lost his life after drowning in the beach area of ​​the Taboo and Cabañas La Luna hotels, located near kilometer 6 of the Tulum-Boca Paila highway.

Professional emergency care was not possible because ambulances were not available. Although some people performed CPR, it was not possible to save him.

It was the heartbroken wife who reported that the young man was called Víctor Manuel Cahuich Ek, a garrotero by trade at the Zulum hotel, close to where the tragedy occurred.

Rubén Alvarado, from the Municipal Civil Protection Coordination, commented that this Thursday, personnel from the agency came to make the corresponding inspections, as a result, the hotel where the young man died was fined due to the lack of security measures. Investigations continue because the now deceased was not part of the staff nor a guest of the place where he died.

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In the case at Secrets Akumal, where the other death was recorded, the corresponding inspections and inquiries will also be carried out.

The official mentioned that they have reviewed 80 percent of the list of coastal businesses and those with swimming pools, and have verified that they do comply with the required first aid training courses and water rescue equipment.

Source: La Jornada Maya