A 5-year-old girl is lucky to be alive after almost drowning by the Boca del Río Area. According to information from the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, one of their rangers was passing through the area this evening when he saw the little girl unconscious and floating in the water, while her 7-year-old brother was trying to render her assistance. The ranger quickly assisted the unconscious girl. Personnel from the San Pedro Police Formation and the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II were called to the scene where life-saving techniques (like CPR) were applied to the little girl, thereby resuscitating her. Afterwards she was taken to the clinic, and successfully stabilized.

Parents are advised to always keep an eye on their young children whenever they are near water bodies. Adult supervision is a must to avoid these types of incidents.

San Pedro Sun