Woman dies on Jalisco beach due to attack by marine animal, presumably a shark | News from Mexico

Woman dies on Jalisco beach due to attack by marine animal, presumably a shark | News from Mexico
Woman dies on Jalisco beach due to attack by marine animal, presumably a shark | News from Mexico

JALISCO.- Melaque beach, Jalisco, became the scene of a tragedy when a woman lost her life due to an alleged attack by a marine animal. The incident occurred around 11:00 a.m. near the spa and cooperative’s water park. Farallon Point in the community of the municipality of Cihuatlan.

The victim, a 25-year-old woman identified as a resident of the town of El Aguacate, was in the water with her five-year-old son during a swimming festival held at the water park. The Municipal Civil Protection Coordination of Cihuatlan received a distress call alerting about a woman having difficulty getting out of the water.

Upon arriving at the scene, the rescuers discovered that the woman had been attacked by an animal, possibly a shark, which had torn off her left leg. Despite rescue efforts, the victim ended up drowning. A video that circulates on social networks shows the moment in which the woman’s body is deposited in the sand, generating commotion among those present.

The Civil Protection Unit of the spa is carrying out an investigation to determine the identity of the attacking animal, considering the possibility that it is a shark or a crocodile. Although an eyewitness claimed it was a shark, the lack of visual confirmation has led to uncertainty.

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The authorities of Civil protection They stressed that these types of attacks are extremely rare in the area and that it is necessary to wait for the results of the expert reports to confirm the species responsible. In addition, they recalled that the presence of crocodiles in the region is not unusual, since there is a connection between Laguna del Tule and the sea in Barra de Navidad, allowing these animals to enter the ocean.

As a preventive measure, a swimming event scheduled for that day was suspended., and swimmers were asked to stay out of the water while safety was assessed. Hotels were urged to put up red flags as a sign of caution. Authorities ask the community to remain calm and avoid misinformation while the investigation continues. The loss of this life mourns the community and highlights the need to take measures to guarantee safety on the region’s beaches.

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