Rebecca Tarbotton: U.S. environmental leader dies at age 39 in a swimming accident in Mexico

U.S. environmental leader dies at age 39 in a swimming accident in MexicoRebecca Tarbotton, head of the Rainforest Action Network, was caught in a wave while swimming in Puerto VallartaCause of death was ruled asphyxiationShe is survived by husband Mateo Williford, her mother and two brothers She was vacationing with her husband and friends when she was killed | UPDATED: 15:10 GMT, 29 December 2012 The executive director of San Francisco-based environmental group Rainforest Action Network has died in a swimming accident at a beach near Mexico's Pacific coast resort of Puerto Vallarta, police said Friday