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Thursday, May 26, 2022

New details in shipwreck off Nicaragua as Costa Rica mourns dead

The Costa Rican tricolor flew at half mast in observance of a national day of mourning Monday for the drowning of Costa Rican tourists in the Corn Islands.

13 Costa Ricans dead in shipwreck off Nicaragua

The ship sank off Nicaragua's Little Corn Island in the Caribbean.

Investigation finds ‘no negligence’ in deadly Costa Rica catamaran accident 

Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) has determined that negligence is not to blame in the January catamaran accident that claimed the lives of three tourists. But the case may not be over.

US man dies in boating accident in Costa Rica, marking third deadly incident this month

Thomas Russell Tomlinson, a 68-year-old U.S. citizen and Costa Rican resident, died from injures sustained when the boat he was traveling in collided with another boat near the Caribbean town of Parismina around 4:00 p.m. Thursday, according to OIJ spokeswoman Paula Madrigal.

US citizen dies in boating accident off Costa Rica’s Playa Herradura

Won Ah, 30, of Atlanta, Georgia, was reportedly swimming during a sport fishing trip off Costa Rica's Pacific coast when he got caught in the boat's propeller, authorities said.

Woman drowns in boating accident in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Benita Smith, a 58-year-old Nicaraguan woman, drowned in the event. Another woman traveling with Smith, Mirian Sambola, was injured and taken to a hospital in Guápiles.
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