MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Surfers have gathered along Mexico's Pacific coast to bid farewell to two Australian surfers killed in November.
They paddled out into the ocean from El Camaron beach in Mazatlan on Sunday to make an offering of flowers for Adam Coleman and Dean Lucas.
Luis Skeen, president of Mexico's national surfing federation, said it was a ceremony that surfers hold when members of their community are lost. Skeen said they hoped to show the world a different Mexico than that represented by violence.
Coleman and Lucas were killed Nov. 21 in western Sinaloa state. Authorities say they were victims of highway bandits. Three suspects were in custody.
Coleman and Lucas were driving toward Guadalajara from Canada when they got off a ferry from the Baja California peninsula at Topolobampo.