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Two drown at Caldera beach, bodies still missing

March 31st, 2014 ( 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.

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  • disgusted

    Costa Rica beaches are all potentially dangerous. There needs to be more notices and actually show how many have lost their lives. So so sad hearing about these 2 who died.

    I found that out in Jaco when I went out in 1995 a little too far and could not get back in.. I relaxed and eventually made my way back way south of where I started took it seemed a long time..Also many here really do not know how to swim the way I was taught. They think they can but the ocean unforgiving.

    Unfortunately, This Easter weekend coming many go to the beaches and take chance with their lives at stake.

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