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Wife of man who died from electrocution in jacuzzi makes accusation against resort as she files lawsuit

Wife of man who died from electrocution in jacuzzi makes accusation against resort as she files lawsuit

Lizette Zambrano and Jorge Guillen were shocked by 'electric discharge' while on holiday, with Jorge tragically losing his life

Lizzette Zambrano, the wife of Jorge Guillen who died after being shocked with an 'electric discharge' after getting into a hot tub on holiday, has filed a lawsuit against the resort they were staying at.

Lizzette and Jorge, from Texas, were on holiday in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, when the devastating incident unfolded.

43-year-old Jorge tragically lost his life after being electrocuted in a jacuzzi, and 35-year-old Lizzette was rushed to hospital after also being shocked by the electricity. She remains in critical condition.

Jorge's horrifying death took place on 11 June at around 8:30pm.

The 'electric discharge' happened in the hot tub, and other holidaymakers are said to have noticed the couple had suddenly stopped moving.

Jorge Guillen has died and Lizette Zambrano remains in a critical condition in hospital. (GoFundMe)
Jorge Guillen has died and Lizette Zambrano remains in a critical condition in hospital. (GoFundMe)

The General Prosecutor's Office confirmed that bystanders at the resort then called the emergency services and started CPR.

A clip that has been circulating on social media is reported by CBS to have captured the incident. The footage shows crowds of people gathering around the jacuzzi while others scream for 'help' as another person attempts to perform CPR.

One of the witnesses who attempted to make her way into the hot tub to help was also shocked by the water.

It has been reported that it took hotel staff 10 minutes to act and respond to the tragedy.

Lizzette has since filed a $1 million lawsuit against the parent companies of Sonoran Sea Resort in Puerto Penasco, Mexico.

Lizzette's lawsuit makes the claim that the resort should have known of the fault electric warning and there should have been signs that warn visitors about the dangers.

Attorney Tej Paranjpe said: "There is no reason this should have happened. Hotels and resorts have a duty to ensure guest safety. At no point did resort staff think to engage an emergency shut-off, not to mention warn guests of a faulty, dangerous amenity."

A video has been circulating online via social media and local media of the incident (Facebook/Alessandro Lizaraga)
A video has been circulating online via social media and local media of the incident (Facebook/Alessandro Lizaraga)

Lizzette's lawsuit has also requested a court to stop the resort from fixing the jacuzzi in order to preserve evidence.

Ultimately, the widow is seeking in excess of $1 million.

A GoFundMe page that is taking donations for Lizzette included the following statement: "Our best friends have experienced a horrible accident.

"Jorge had a heart of gold and was always there for family and friends. The love they shared was one for ages. We are asking for your help to bring him home & help with medical expenses for her."

The General Prosecutor's Office of Justice of the State of Sonora wrote on Facebook that an investigation was currently underway in an attempt to identify the cause of the 'electric discharge', and added the details would be revealed at a later date.

Tyla previously reached out to Sonoran Sea Resort for a comment.

Featured Image Credit: GoFundMe/Facebook

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