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Canadian man found beaten to death on beach at Mexican resort

WATCH: A Canadian man found beaten to death on a beach in Mexico has been identified as Marty Gary Atwood. Paul Haysom reports from the scene.

MEXICO CITY – A Canadian man has been found beaten to death on a beach at the Mexican resort of Los Cabos.

Prosecutors in the state of Baja California Sur say the 50-year-old man appears to have been beaten with a blunt object. The state prosecutors’ office said Wednesday that the cause of death was severe head trauma and a skull fracture.

John Babcock, spokesperson with Canada’s Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development said the department staff’s thoughts are with the family and friends of the Canadian citizen who died.

A source told Global News that the prosecutor’s office identified the man as Marty Gary Atwood.

WATCH: A Canadian man has been found beaten to death on a beach at the Mexican resort of Los Cabos.

“Canadian consular officials are in touch with local authorities and are providing consular assistance as required,” wrote Babcock in a Thursday email to Global News. “For privacy reasons and out of respect for the family, we are unable to provide further information on this matter.”

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The man’s body was found early Wednesday on the El Tule beach, midway between the twin resorts of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.

Canadians have been asked to remain cautious while travelling in the northern region of Mexico due to a deteriorating security situation and violence.
Canadians have been asked to remain cautious while travelling in the northern region of Mexico due to a deteriorating security situation and violence. Global News/Shaw Media

Last week, a 35-year-old Calgary woman was killed after a breaching grey whale crashed onto a tourist boat returning from a snorkel expedition.

Canadians have been asked to exercise a high degree of caution while travelling in the northern region of Mexico due to a deteriorating security situation and violence. However, Most major tourist areas have not been affected by violence or insecurity.

With files from Global News