With the support of a jet ski, agents of the Aquatic Rescue Squadron of the Mazatlan Municipal Police were able to rescue a person who was being dragged by sea currents.
The event took place minutes before noon on Monday when in the Playa Norte 1 area, the municipal coast guard observed a man being pulled out to sea, so they requested support from their colleagues in the preventive corporation, as reported by the SSPM in an information bulletin.
Once on dry land, the swimmer said his name was Roberto "N", 38 years old, originally from the United States, who only presented fatigue, so there was no need to transfer him to a hospital for medical evaluation.
In Mazatlan, according to information from the Aquatic Rescue Squadron, Playa Brujas, Cerritos, the areas in front of the Quijote Inn and El Cid hotels, the Valentino photo stop, in front of the Ciudades Hermanas park and Olas Altas, have high waves or are rocky, so bathers are urged to be very cautious and preferably not enter the sea in these areas.
Among the safest beaches in Mazatlan are Isla de Chivos, Pinitos, the area of the Monumento al Pescador, Pueblo Bonito, in front of the Costa de Oro and Royal Villas hotels. Due to the tranquility of its waters and the lack of strong waves, these areas are the most recommended for locals and tourists.
So far this year, according to the Ministry of Public Safety, there have been more than 80 rescues of bathers who could not get out of the sea on Mazatlan's beaches.