U.S. State Department officials have confirmed the death of an American woman who was swept away by a giant wave in Mexico.
Sandra Dilland, 65, was returning to her hotel at Cabo San Lucas with a still unidentified 70-year-old male companion, according to FOX News. They were struck by a wave and dragged out to sea.
Navy personnel brought the pair back to shore, but the woman was pronounced brain dead at the scene. The man remains hospitalized in serious condition.
The couple was believed to be taking in scenery near Cabo's landmark stone arch just before being hit by the wave. The area is known for dangerous waves.
According to FOX News, authorities said Dilland had a driver's lisence from Wisconsin and the man from Nebraska. It is unclear where they were currently living.
by RTT Staff Writer
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