Mexico says four more sunken boats found in Acapulco bay after Hurricane Otis

The Mexican navy said Tuesday that four more boats have been located on the bottom of Acapulco bay, bringing to 33 the number of vessels that apparently sank when Hurricane Otis slammed into the resort city last week. The boats are believed to have been one of the key sources of hurricane deaths, because many crews are missing and apparently stayed aboard their craft when the Category 5 storm hit. So far, 47 people have been confirmed killed, including three foreign residents.

” Around midnight, the yacht appears to have sent out an SOS after being blown or fleeing across the main bay. There was no official word that the Litos was among the 29 boats confirmed sunk. “Things don’t look good,” Andrade said, “but we want to find her.” Acapulco is known for both its abundance of expensive yachts and its cheap tour boats that carry tourists around the bay. In previous hurricanes in Acapulco, most of the dead were swept away by flooding on land.

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