Holidaymaker drowns at popular tourist spot in Puerto Rico

Holidaymaker drowns at popular tourist spot in Puerto RicoStock photo, El Yunque: PA

A woman from New York has drowned at a popular tourist spot in Puerto Rico.

Police said the body of Kenah Huggins was found on Sunday in a river in El Yunque, the only tropical forest in the US National Forest system, according to the Cortez Journal.

According to the Greenfield Reporter, Huggins was reportedly taking photographs in the mountain park on Saturday when she was swept away by a raging river after she lost her footing.

El Yunque is a particularly popular place for tourists, receiving up to one million visitors a year.

But Puerto Rico's tourism agency have issued a statement following the death of Ms Huggins, warning visitors to be careful around rivers and lakes swollen with water left behind by tropical storm Isaac.

The news comes just as it was reported that a bride drowned after having her photos taken at a waterfall beauty spot in Canada.

A strong current reportedly pulled the 30-year-old under water as she posed for pictures with the Dorwin Falls as a backdrop in Rawdon, north of Montreal.

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