A 22-YEAR-old American woman has drowned while celebrating Spring Break in Cancun, in the latest death in a season plagued by shootings.
The tragic death comes after Arizona State University freshman Aiden Nevarez accidentally plummeted 20 feet to his death at a hotel in Cabo just hours after arriving for Spring Break.A 22-year-old American woman has drowned in Cancun during Spring Break (stock photo)[/caption] It comes after Arizona State University freshman Aiden Nevarez (left) plummeted to his death at a hotel in Cabo[/caption] The 2022 Spring Break season has been plagued by shootings, including in Miami (pictured)[/caption]
The young woman was pulled from the sea’s strong currents on Tuesday and taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, as reported by Riviera Maya News.
She was reportedly at the beach in the Cancun Hotel Zone with her boyfriend when she started struggling in the water.
Hotel staff pulled her from the water and requested an ambulance after the boyfriend ran for help.
Aside from the two deaths in Mexico, a spate of shootings in the US during the 2022 Spring Break season has left at least one dead and 46 injured.
One person was killed at a car show in Dumas, Arkansas, while four were hospitalized with minor injuries during the final weekend of the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
Moreover, ten people were injured as gunfire erupted in Dallas on Sunday.
In Miami Beach, a state of emergency will be declared on Thursday after five people were shot over the weekend in the city.
Officials said on Monday that South Beach would be placed under a midnight curfew following the violence from overwhelming Spring Break crowds.
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The incidents involved two separate situations on Ocean Drive with both taking place during Spring Break, according to the Miami Herald.
Thousands of Spring Breakers have been seen packing Florida’s beaches as they party without Covid restrictions for the first time since 2019.
Miami and Fort Lauderdale, known as “Spring Break Central,” usually serve as the Spring Break destination for thousands of college students and tourists looking for a rowdy time.
The state will see an unprecedented number of visitors, according to the state’s officials.