Two more tourists are victims off water accidents

Two young tourists have died in the waters of the Pacific coast.

The Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas and the Cruz Roja located the body of an 18-year-old German tourist in the Río Portalón south of Quepos Monday morning.  He was identified as Jonas Maximilian Beger.

The Cruz Roja, which provided divers to search the nine-meter deep stretch of river, said he vanished Sunday.

At  Playa Linda de Quepos the coast guard and the Cruz Roja were reported still searching for a 21-year-old U.S. citizen, tentatively identified as Leon Green.

He was reported to have been swept away by a rip tide Sunday.

The Ministerio de Seguridad Pública said that aircraft from the Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea has been brought into the search.

The Cruz Roja keeps track of water deaths and said that the German tourist was the bodyfound09081587th water death this year.

Costa Rican beaches can be treacherous with rip tides that can trap a swimmer in knee-deep water. An explanation of the conditions that create such problems is HERE!

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