A woman died at Playa Bonita in Mata Palo Thursday afternoon when she went into the surf to save her children, the Judicial Investigating Organization said.
She was identified by the last name of Leriche. Agents said she was a national of Belgium.
The mishap took place about 1:20 p.m. when the two children called for help, and the woman responded, agents said. Eventually the children made their own way out of the water, but the woman was carried away.