Thanks to prompt action by our Lifeguards of Puerto Vallarta, the rescue was successful of two children aged 11 and 12 who were drowning in the ocean off Punta Negra Beach, just south of Puerto Vallarta. The children were caught in a cross current.
The incident took place at 2:55 pm yesterday when a family from Alta Vista Colony were visiting the Punta Negra Beach and the three girls went into the ocean on a "buggy." One of the girls managed to get out but the other two panicked, causing it to sink.
Some people realized there was a problem and ran to assist them, while the lifeguards immediately entered the water to rescue the children and bring them back to the beach.
The 11 year old girl, Yadith Maray Contreras Macedo, was unconscious when she reached the beach and was given CPR until they could get a reaction and the Fire Department Paramedics unit B-53 arrived and treated a leg injury of the other girl, Yareni Contreras Viorato.
Both children were under the care of their parents who said that they would take the children to a hospital on their own, so the lifeguards proceeded to give appropriate recommendations. Remarkably, the other child who was playing with them in the water had no injuries.
Fortunately the children are safe with their families thanks to our local heroes.
The Municipal Coordination of Civil Protection, Fire and Lifeguards of Puerto Vallarta urges citizens to take precautions when visiting beaches and pay attention to the recommendations of the lifeguards in taking care of children at all times to prevent accidents.
Translated and edited by Team Angels
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