3 Bodies Found During Search for Tourists that Vanished

ENSENADA, Baja California – Three bodies have been discovered near a popular surfing spot in Mexico, where an American and two Australian tourists went missing last week. The trio, Jack Carter Rhoad, 30, and brothers Callum, 33, and Jake Robinson, 30, were last seen in Ensenada, Baja California, while on a surfing vacation.

An investigation was launched after abandoned tents in the area were found, linking them to the missing surfers. A burnt white pick-up truck similar to the one the men were driving was also found. Mexican police have detained three individuals, including a 23-year-old woman, who was caught with drugs and a cellphone featuring a wallpaper photo of one of the missing men.

The discovery of the bodies, however, has not been confirmed to be those of the missing tourists. Authorities are closely monitoring the situation while investigations continue. The coastal region of Baja California has seen an increase in drug cartel activity, leading to safety concerns for tourists.

The U.S. State Department advises Americans to reconsider travel to the state due to high crime and kidnapping rates. The Australian embassy in Mexico and the Australian Federal Police are collaborating with Mexican authorities in the investigation. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is offering support to the families during this distressing time.

As the search for Jack Carter Rhoad and the Robinson brothers continues, the discovery of bodies near the Mexican surfing destination adds to the growing concerns for the safety of tourists in the region.