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Tourism Board invests $1.5 million in lifeguard program for Costa Rican beaches

In 2018, 129 people drowned in Costa Rica, according to Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ).

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.

Coast Guard seizes two boats off Pacific coast this week for allegedly transporting tourists without permits

The Coast Guard is boosting surveillance after receiving several reports of small boats in the Pacific transporting large numbers of tourists without providing minimum security measures and without insurance policies. One company is disputing those allegations.

US tourist drowns off Guanacaste beach

The National Coast Guard Service on Saturday recovered the body of a 52-year-old U.S. tourist who drowned while swimming off Flamingo Beach, in the province of Guanacaste.

Drownings in Costa Rica spur experts to call for more lifeguards

Costa Rica is known around the world for its picturesque beaches, but there are no laws that require lifeguards on its sandy shores, forcing local communities to scrape together the funds to train and employ their own. Without more resources for beach safety, experts say that preventable drowning deaths will continue.

Costa Rica beach drowning victim identified as US tourist

The Judicial Investigation Police and U.S. Embassy in San José confirmed the man’s identity as 34-year-old Ibrahim Karadsheh.

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

The missing U.S. man was swimming on Jacó’s main beach Sunday when a riptide pulled him out to sea, according to Red Cross spokesman Freddy Roman. The body was spotted more than 2 miles out to sea by a Aerial Vigilance Service search-and-rescue flight Friday morning.

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

Four other occupants of the boat were rescued by Coast Guard officials and taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

US Coast Guard to assist in investigation of deadly catamaran accident

A report on the joint team’s findings will be presented to Costa Rican authorities in five to seven months.

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