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SSP firefighters save 4 people from drowning in El Cuyo

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Members of the fire department of the Ministry of Public Security (SSP) rescued four people who were drowning off the shore of El Cuyo, Yucatán, on Sunday April 28.

The official information indicates that at 9:20 am they were informed that on the west side of the dock two men went into the sea, and in a few minutes, they were approximately 40 meters out to sea, and could not return, so the firefighter’s help was requested.

Immediately the firefighters Efraín Melchor Lizama Tec and Antonio Díaz Rosado went into the water to bring them to the shore and take them to the municipal police station, where they were evaluated by the Health Center specialist, Claudia Pech Xool, , who reported that they had nothing serious , they just swallowed a lot of water.

Both were handed over to their relatives, but not before exhorting them not to go back into the sea and get away from the shore, since they were in a visible state of drunkenness.

Those rescued were identified as Luis Fernando Poot Poot, 28, and Manuel Jesús Poot Puc, 26.

El Cuyo is located 260 kilometers (162 miles) east of Mérida (INEGI)

But just a couple of hours later, around 11:30 a.m., the firefighters noticed two other young men who went into the sea on the eastern side of the El Cuyo dock, and realized that they were being dragged into open sea by the strong current.

They immediately went back into the water to save the two young men and helped them to get back to the shore, where they identified themselves as José Ricardo Caamal Can, 19, and A.S.C., 17 years old.

The Yucatan Times Newsroom with information from https://www.yucatanalamano.com

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