Cancun, Quintana Roo, (June 23, 2021).- The sargassum that covers the beaches of Cancun literally “devoured” a teenager who went swimming last night, and so far has not been located.
According to preliminary information, the 17-year-old boy would have entered the ocean at Playa Gaviotas, located at kilometer 9.5 of the hotel zone, around 9:00 p.m.
The minor’s family reported that the young man did not come out of the water after a long time, so they notified the authorities.
It is suspected that the teenager could have been carried away by the current .
Despite rescue efforts by municipal agents, the minor has not been located so far due to a large amount of sargassum on the beach.
It is also speculated that the young man may have drowned when entangled in the algae.