Due to strong currents on Mazatlan's beaches, two tourists were swept to their deaths: One was a minor. Rescue Squadron elements were alerted about the body of a person floating, so they went to rescue him.
After being rescued by members of the Aquatic Rescue Squadron on different beaches in Mazatlan, two tourists who were swept away by the strong currents died in the hospitals where they were previously hospitalized. One of them was a 13-year-old minor.
Public Safety authorities reported that the first case involved a 34-year-old man, identified as Eduardo "N", who was swept away by the currents at Brujas beach along with other people of different ages.
In a single day, in that area, Rescue elements reported that nine people had to be helped to get out of the ocean after being swept away, among them was Eduardo, who despite being evacuated alive, died shortly after in the hospital where he was sent.
A thirteen-year-old teenager was the second victim
A second case corresponds to a thirteen-year-old teenager, whose identity has not yet been established. He went swimming in the Olas Altas area and shortly after, members of the Rescue Squad were alerted about the body of a person floating, so they went to rescue him.
Red Cross elements who went to the rescue site found that he had no vital signs; however, they transferred him to a hospital, where he was declared dead and the State Attorney General's Office was notified of his death.