Thursday, May 9, 2013

México: Canadian Tourist, 21, Dies from Guest Room Balcony Fall in Cancún

Sydney Taylor, 21, a Canadian tourist and an imminent graduate from Nova Scotia's Acadia University, died on Tuesday (May 7) from injuries she sustained after falling from a third-floor hotel balcony (roughly ten meters).

COMMENT: At the time, the victim was vacationing with roughly 120 school-mates from Acadia at the Hotel Gran Caribé Royal. Sadly, alcohol played a contributing role in the victim's death.

The group left Canada on May 1. The tour was organized by an independent operator. Graduation was scheduled after the group's return from México.
 
Unlike a number of developed nations, balconies in a number of hotels in developing countries are not designed to prevent inadvertent falls. 

Thus, for those who suffer from acrophobia, booking rooms in ground-floor guest rooms is suggested.

For those who are planning to party heavily while abroad, ground-level guest rooms are always strongly recommended.