We’d love to hear from you to learn how we can make Outside better. Tell us what you think.

Rogue Wave Hits Couple, Killing Husband

Elderly pair dragged out to sea

An elderly American couple was dragged out to sea after being hit by a giant wave while walking along a Baja California beach in Los Cabos, Mexico. The husband, 72-year-old Ted Park, drowned in the incident, according to an Associated Press report. A navy boat discovered his body about 800 yards from where the wave initially hit. Park’s wife, 66-year-old Shinae, survived but suffered spinal injuries and respiratory problems as a result. The couple was visiting from Walnut Creek, California. Due to privacy concerns, the U.S. State Department would not release any information beyond confirming that a U.S. citizen had been killed. According to State Department statistics, 51 U.S. citizens have drowned in Mexico over the last two years.

Via Los Angeles Times

More Adventure
Pinterest Icon