Boat carrying Pacific beauty queens capsizes

Bad news just after Easter. A friend pointed out this article at ABC news:

Two police officers are dead, one is missing and another is injured after a Navy boat carrying beauty queens capsized in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Guatemala and Mexico. The boat was carrying around 30 people, most of them contestants in the Miss Pacific beauty pageant. It capsized after being battered by a wave near Ocos, some 270 kilometres south-west of Guatemala City. Army and police personnel were also on board to ensure the contestants’ safety. “The police (successfully) helped rescue the passengers but they appeared to succumb to fatigue, because in the end, they did not have the strength to save themselves,” police spokesman Carlos Calju said. He also says another police officer is missing. A fourth police officer is being treated for a head injury.


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