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US tourist drowns while taking pictures in Puerto Rico

A man walks with his dog on the beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

A man walks with his dog on the beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  (Reuters)

Authorities in Puerto Rico say a 31-year-old tourist from California has drowned along the island's north coast.

Police on Monday said Hubert Chim was taking pictures of himself on top of a rock when a wave swept him away. They said he died Sunday afternoon at La Poza de Las Mujeres beach in the town of Manati.

Chim lived in Los Angeles, according to his social media accounts.