French tourist drowns at Tortuguero

October 28th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) A French tourist, identified as 59-year-old Jean Pierre Maurice Bomvallo, drowned on Sunday morning in front of the La Princesa hotel in Tortuguero, Limon.

According to reports, the man and his girlfriend had been staying in the area for several days.

Authorities said the man was apparently taken under by a strong wave, and though minutes later bystanders were able to pull the man from the water, he could not be resuscitated.

The man’s body will be transferred to the coroner to determine the official cause of death.

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