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Eye witnesses speak out after tragic electrocution of couple in jacuzzi at Mexico holiday resort

Eye witnesses speak out after tragic electrocution of couple in jacuzzi at Mexico holiday resort

Texas-local Jorge Guillen was killed while on holiday in Mexico

Eye-witnesses who saw a man die after being electrocuted in a jacuzzi have spoken out about the ‘tragic’ incident.

Jorge Guillen, 43, from Texas, US, died after being electrocuted in a jacuzzi while on holiday at a private resort in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico.

His wife, Lizette Zambrano, 35, was also rushed to hospital following the incident and remains in a critical condition.

State of Sonora officials have said the couple were in a jacuzzi just after 8pm on Tuesday at Sonoran Sea Resort.

Officials are still trying to work out exactly what happened in the lead up to the incident, but it is believed that the tub had ‘electric discharge’ ran through while people were still inside.

Jorge Guillen has tragically died as his wife, Lizette Zambrano, remains in a critical condition in hospital. (GoFundMe)
Jorge Guillen has tragically died as his wife, Lizette Zambrano, remains in a critical condition in hospital. (GoFundMe)

It wasn't until eyewitnesses recognised that the couple were not moving in the water when they called emergency services and started to perform CPR.

One witness told the Daily Mail that she tried to enter the tub to help the couple, but was shocked by the water.

A video that captured the horrific incident also shows crowds of people gathered around the jacuzzi.

A friend of Lizette's posted on Facebook to express her heartbreak at the tragic incident.

She wrote: “As I woke up this morning we received a message from our best friend’s mom. A message you don’t want to wake up to.

“As many of you have seen on social media and the news, a tragic event happened. I will not go into detail here.

The couple were holidaying in Mexico when the horrific incident unfolded. (Facebook/Alessandro Lizaraga)
The couple were holidaying in Mexico when the horrific incident unfolded. (Facebook/Alessandro Lizaraga)

“It would be greatly appreciated if you all could donate to help get Jorge home and help with medical expenses. Lizzette has a way to go in recovery and we are all here to help her through.”

A GoFundMe has now been set up to help with expenses, which reads: “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.”

AP reported that the tourist couple were both dual Mexican-American citizens.

A Facebook announcement on the General Prosecutor's Office of Justice of the State of Sonora, states that an investigation was currently looking into the cause of the 'electric discharge'.

They explained they would be releasing the details at a later date.

To donate to the GoFundMe, click here.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/GoFundMe

Topics: Health, World News, US News