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Man drowns during river baptism in Puerto Rico

Man drowns during river baptism in Puerto Rico; 2 others rescued


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — One person drowned and two others were rescued during a baptism taking place along the island’s north coast, authorities in Puerto Rico said today.

Police said a 25-year-old man died and two women ages 20 and 32 were rescued by good Samaritans after a current carried them away.

The drowning occurred Saturday along a river mouth in the northeast coastal town of Luquillo.

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