March 31st, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Two young people aged 17 and 24 were swept to sea and drowned over the weekend on the beach of Caldera, Puntarenas, near the Pacific port bearing the same name. The pair were visiting the area from San José.
Apparently, one of the men signaled he was in distress, when his friend entered the water in an attempt to save his friend.
Unfortunately, both appear to have been swept out to sea and drowned in front of dozens of shocked onlookers. Despite searches conducted by the Coast Guard, their bodies have not been recovered.
The waters at Caldera are known to be extremely rough with strong riptides at times.