American Tourist Dies In Shocking Hot Tub Electrocution At A Mexican Resort

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After being electrocuted in a hot tub at a resort complex in northwest Mexico last week, a Texas man passed away.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jorge Guillen, 43, passed away and his spouse Lizette Zambrano, 35, suffered injuries from an “electric discharge” that shocked them both in the jacuzzi at the Sonoran Sea Resort in Puerto Peñasco. The pair had left El Paso, Texas, and arrived in Sonora. They were recognized by KDBC, a CBS affiliate.

According to a witness who spoke with Telemundo, onlookers desperately tried to pull the pair out of the water, but the electrical current prevented them from doing so. As one woman attempted to join the hot tub, she was slightly startled. Social media videos capture the hectic scene after the accident, with onlookers yelling as they attempt to assist the pair.

Guillen was discovered submerged beneath the water when officers arrived at the complex.

One of the witnesses claimed that the facility had turned off all of the hot tubs.

To ascertain Guillen’s official cause of death, the state’s attorney general’s office has opened an investigation. Authorities are also investigating the cause of the electrical discharge.

The couple had set up a GoFundMe to aid in providing for their family. Donations are being accepted on the fundraising page to cover the woman’s medical costs as well as the cost of returning the man’s body home.

Zambrano was brought to the hospital in critical condition after the event.

“Jorge had a heart of gold and was always there for family and friends,” the page reads. “The love they shared was one for ages.” By early Thursday afternoon, the fundraiser had raked in more than $30,000.

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