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Wisconsin woman's family sues Mexican hotel for wrongful death citing tainted alcohol

Posted at 7:24 PM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 11:50:24-05

The family of a Wisconsin college student who drowned in a pool at a Cancun hotel has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hotel, claiming they served her tainted alcohol which resulted in her death. 

Conner drowned in a pool at Iberostar’s Paraiso del Mar Hotel in Cancun. After reportedly using the pools swim-up bar, Conner was found face down in the pool. Her brother Austin was found splashing in a shallow area of the pool as well. He survived the incident but Conner died on Jan. 12, 2017.

The Florida-based law firm Diaz, Reus & Targ issued a news release announcing the lawsuit on Wednesday, claiming her death was caused by tainted alcohol served at the hotel. 

The firm referenced more than 100 travelers who reportedly blacked out from illicit alcohol while staying at Mexican resorts like the Iberostar’s Paraiso del Mar Hotel. 

The family’s lead counsel, Miami attorney Gary Davidson said in the news release, “this suit is about a family vacation that ended on its first day in a tragedy. The very idea that two young adults go to Iberostar’s swimming pool while on a family vacation and one ends up dead after drinking alcohol at a swim-up bar and the other one completely loses self-control after drinking at this same bar—and at the same time--is frightening."