US tourist reported missing during a trip to Mexico found dead

The couple decided to sail in a kayak, but changes in the weather would have caused the tragedy.

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What started as a tourist trip to Puerto Peñasco, located in the Mexican state of Sonora, turned into a nightmare for an American couple that culminated in the death of one of them.

Is about Yeon Su Kima professor at Northern Arizona University, whose lifeless body was found by a local fishing boat at Playa Encanto in the Gulf of California.

“After an intense search operation by air, sea and land, the Secretary of the Navy informs Sonora Civil Protection, the discovery of a body in Playa Encantowith characteristics similar to one of the two disappeared persons,” the state authorities said through social networks.

Yeon-Su Kim and her husband Corey Allen took advantage of the Thanksgiving holidays to travel from Arizona to Puerto Peñascobut they disappeared on November 24 around 1:00 p.m., according to the Go Fund Me campaign platform, which was requesting funds to help in the search for the couple.

According to investigations, both were sailing in a kayak, but when they began to see changes in the weather Corey decided to take his daughter to the shore of the beach and later returned to the sea for his wife.but none came out again.

“Corey carried his daughter to safety on land and came back out to help Yeon-Su. Strong winds and currents made it impossible to return to the coastand neither they nor their kayaks have been found,” Lisa Aumack, a family friend, wrote last Sunday.

Following the unfortunate news, Northern Arizona University, where Kim was executive director of the School of Forestry, released a statement confirming her death.

“Yeon-Su was an invaluable member of the faculty at the School of Forestry and an esteemed academic leader,” the university president said in a statement.

“Her achievements and contributions to her academic discipline, the mission of our university and the community at large were many and, in consultation with her family and friends, we will find the right time and place to celebrate her legacy of a life well lived.” added.

Finally, according to the organizer of the GoFundMe page, They continue to search for Corey, hoping they can find him..

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