Drownings in Costa Rica spur experts to call for more lifeguards
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Drownings in Costa Rica spur experts to call for more lifeguards

Zach Dyer - June 12, 2015

The drowning deaths of 66 people on Costa Rica’s beaches so far this year – including two U.S. tourists in the last month – has experts calling for more lifeguards.…

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Costa Rica beach drowning victim identified as US tourist

Zach Dyer - May 26, 2015

https://twitter.com/CruzRojaCRC/status/599235339027263488/photo/1 Costa Rican law enforcement officials have finally identified a drowning victim found by the Costa Rican Red Cross on May 15. The Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ)…

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Body of drowned U.S. man found near Jacó, says Red Cross

Zach Dyer - May 15, 2015

https://twitter.com/cruzrojacrc/status/599235339027263488 The Costa Rican Red Cross reported Friday morning that it had likely retrieved the body of a 34-year-old U.S. man who disappeared on Sunday afternoon, May 10.…

French tourist drowns during fishing tour in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific
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French tourist drowns during fishing tour in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific

L. Arias - April 20, 2015

A French tourist identified by Costa Rican officials as Aubers Nicolle, 49, died Sunday when the fishing boat he was on crashed into rocks near the Osa Peninsula in…

US Coast Guard to assist in investigation of deadly catamaran accident
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US Coast Guard to assist in investigation of deadly catamaran accident

Zach Dyer - April 6, 2015

The U.S. Coast Guard will assist Costa Rican authorities in investigating the Pura Vida Princess catamaran accident that killed three tourists on Jan. 8, the U.S. Embassy in…

Costa Rica’s lack of safety regulations comes into view after death of 6 tourists in January
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Costa Rica’s lack of safety regulations comes into view after death of 6 tourists in January

Zach Dyer - February 25, 2015

Amanda Hellman and her husband, Gus Lang, had been planning their honeymoon to Costa Rica for months, setting up a travel gift registry where friends and family…

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UPDATE: US tourist drowns in Costa Rica rafting trip

Zach Dyer - January 30, 2015

Update: Monday, Feb. 2: This post has been updated with additional reporting. A 35-year-old woman from Madison, Wis. identified as Amanda Hellman drowned in a whitewater rafting accident…

Strong waves blamed in drowning of 2 Canadian tourists in Costa Rica, including 2-year-old girl
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Strong waves blamed in drowning of 2 Canadian tourists in Costa Rica, including 2-year-old girl

L. Arias - January 26, 2015

Update, 9:06 p.m., Jan. 26: A reader on our Facebook profile disputed the Red Cross' initial suspicions that strong waves or a rip current may be to…