21 year-old student from Israel drowns while kitesurfing in Cozumel


A 21-year-old student from Israel who volunteered at Chabad House on Cozumel Island in eastern Mexico drowns in the sea while kitesurfing.

The young Israeli drowned after getting caught between swimming markers (buoys). The accident happened at Playa Sunset at kilometer 3.5 of the southern coastal highway next to the Naval Search, Rescue and Maritime Surveillance Station.

Paramedics, along with elements of the Secretariat of the Navy, arrived to provide first aid with the support of tourism service providers, however, the young kitesurfer no longer had vital signs.

The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Yosey Eliezer Shlom.

Volunteers from the ZAKA organization, the Chabad House, the Foreign Ministry and the victim’s family are working to fly his body to Israel for burial.

Source:  http://therivieramayatimes.com