NewsTragedy at Sonora Sea Resort: American couple electrocuted in hot tub

Tragedy at Sonora Sea Resort: American couple electrocuted in hot tub

They went to Mexico to relax. He is dead, she ended up in the hospital.
They went to Mexico to relax. He is dead, she ended up in the hospital.
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Anna Wajs-Wiejacka

15 June 2024 07:31

An American couple spent their holiday at the Sonora Sea Resort in Puerto Peñasco, in north-western Mexico. The couple wanted to relax in the hot tub. The bath ended with the death of 43-year-old Jorge Guillen. His wife was seriously injured.

Originally from Texas, Jorge Guillen and his wife, Lizette Zambrano, went to the Sonora Sea Resort in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. The couple enjoyed the attractions available on-site. One of them turned out to be a deadly threat. Around 1:30 AM Greenwich Time, the couple entered the hot tub. During the bath, the couple was electrocuted.

One of the eyewitnesses told Telemundo that attempts were made to get the couple out of the hot tub. However, it was impossible due to the risk of electrocution. Witnesses say that when the electric shock occurred, chaos ensued.

When the emergency services arrived, 43-year-old Jorge was underwater. According to the witnesses, all the resort's hot tubs were disconnected, making it possible to remove the victims. The prosecutor's office is investigating what caused the death of the American tourist.

As reported by the "New York Post," the injured woman had burns that indicated she had been electrocuted. A possible cause of the accident was faulty hot tub wiring.

Relatives organised a special fundraiser

The family and friends of the couple set up a fundraiser on GoFundMe. The funds raised will allow for Jorge's body to be brought back home and for the treatment of his injured wife. Lizette Zambrano was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Our best friends experienced a terrible accident. Jorge had a heart of gold and was always there for family and friends. The love they shared lasted for ages. We ask for help in bringing him home and covering her medical expenses – the fundraiser description appealed.

The fundraiser's organizers need £40,485. At the time the article was written, £34,448 had been raised.

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