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Photos of the missing foreign surfers were placed on the beach in Ensenada, Mexico, Sunday, May 5, 2024. Mexican authorities said Friday that three bodies were recovered in an area in Baja California, near where two Australians and an American disappeared last weekend during an apparent camping and surfing trip. (AP Photo/Karen Castaneda)

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — Mexican authorities announced a new arrest Tuesday in connection with the deaths of three men who disappeared during a surfing trip in Baja California in April.

Brothers Jake and Callum Robinson of Australia and Jack Carter Rhoad of San Diego were camping in Punta San Jose, south of Ensenada, when they were attacked and shot by robbers, Baja California Attorney General Maria Elena Andrade Ramírez said at the time. She said one of the victims refused to hand over the tires of his truck.


“One of the attackers pulled out a gun and shot him,” she said. “The other two jumped in to intervene but were also shot.”

The bodies of the three surfers were later found in a 15-meter-deep well. A fourth body was also found.

Angel Jesus “N,” 31, of Ensenada, was arrested in the municipality of Santo Tomas, the Secretary of Citizen Security of Baja California announced Tuesday.

The arrest came two months after Jesus Gerardo “N,” whose nickname was “El Kekas,” was taken into custody.

Jake and Callum's parents spoke publicly in Ocean Beach days after their sons were murdered.

“Our hearts are broken and the world has become a darker place for us,” said Debra Robinson.

She described Callum as a “lovable, larger-than-life character” who played lacrosse professionally, and Jake as a “cheerful, gentle and compassionate soul” who aspired to a career as a doctor.

The deaths came nearly a decade after two Australian surfers were killed in the state of Sinaloa.

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