Beaches in Puerto Vallarta Reopened After Hurricane Norberto

In coordination with the city of Puerto Vallarta and the Civil Protection, the announcement was made on Sunday that the beaches were reopened and safe for swimming and recreation.

However, authorities remind the public to listen to the advice of lifeguards and security personnel posted at local beaches.

The beaches were closed due to storm surges caused by Hurricane Norberto, bringing waves as high as five meters.

Sergio Ramirez Lopez, head of Civil Protection, explained that prior to reopening the beaches, civil protections toured the local beaches and determined there were no longer any risks to the public.

“Currently we have the beaches open because security conditions for recreational use of the beaches have been met and the beaches are being monitored by lifeguards and tourist police”, says Ramirez.

“While conditions have improved and much safer, it is important to abide by recommendations such as not entering the water under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” he added.

Earlier Sunday a tourist drowned at Punta Negra, just south of Puerto Vallarta. He was taken to the hospital unconscious and pronounced dead. An autopsy is being completed while waiting for relatives to claim the body. The victim is Jorge Enrigue Contreras Cabrere, 44, from Guadalajara.

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