Mexico holidays: Tourist dies after being electrocuted in hot tub at a holiday resort in Puerto Penasco - with wife suffering life-threatening injuries

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A tourist has died after being electrocuted in a hot tub at a holiday resort in Puerto Penasco

A tourist has died after being electrocuted in a hot tub in a private resort in Mexico - with his wife who was lounging with him also badly injured. The incident occurred on Tuesday (11 June) at around 10pm at the Sonoran Sea Resort in Puerto Penasco.

The 43-year-old American man, whom authorities only identified as Jorge G., of El Paso, Texas, was killed and Lizette Z. suffered life-threatening injuries, the General Prosecutor’s Office for the State of Sonora said, according to KTSM. Lizette Z. was taken to the US and is in critical condition, the station reported.

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A tourist has died after being electrocuted in a hot tub at a holiday resort in Puerto Penasco. (Photo: AFP via Getty Images)A tourist has died after being electrocuted in a hot tub at a holiday resort in Puerto Penasco. (Photo: AFP via Getty Images)
A tourist has died after being electrocuted in a hot tub at a holiday resort in Puerto Penasco. (Photo: AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

The wife had burns that appeared to indicate she suffered electric shock that might have been caused by faulty wiring, the General Prosecutor’s Office reportedly said. It added that a witness who knew the couple said she saw the pair in the outdoor hot tub, but neither was moving. When she tried to help the couple, she was shocked and was forced to call for help.

The cause of death has not been officially determined, the El Paso Times reported, and the incident is under investigation. An Arizona woman staying at the resort, Sara Gaitan-Perez, told Arizona Daily Star she and others tried to aid the victims, but the man didn’t have a pulse when she arrived. She told the newspaper: “We had just come from the pool, and my husband and son were in that very same (hot tub) about an hour before.”

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