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Police: Russian tourist drowns on Puerto Rico's north coast

Associated Press Associated Press 21/11/2016

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Authorities in Puerto Rico say a Russian tourist has died after he was swept away by ocean currents along the island's northeast coast.

Police said Monday that 47-year-old Valeriy Surinovich was swimming at a beach in the popular tourist town of Rio Grande when he drowned. The incident occurred Sunday amid heavy rain.

Forecasters have warned of thunderstorms, rough seas and widespread flooding since Sunday. The bad weather is expected to continue through next Sunday.

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