A 25-year-old died Sunday afternoon when he was caught in the surf at Manuel Antonio, said the Judicial Investigating Organization. The man had the last name of Moya.
Agents said the man was with friends about 1 p.m. and entered the water to wash away sand. He was caught by a wave, said agents. Although the friends were able to bring him from the water, the Cruz Roja said he was dead when their rescue personnel arrived.