A man has died and a woman has been injured after being electrocuted in a hot tub at a Texas resort in Mexico

A Texas man died and a woman was injured after a hot tub at a resort in northwestern Mexico was electrocuted, officials and local media reported Wednesday.

The 43-year-old man was in a jacuzzi with a 35-year-old woman when both were shocked by an “electrical discharge,” the attorney general’s office for the state of Sonora said in a statement. Report. Officials said the incident happened at a private residential complex in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora on Tuesday around 8:30 p.m.

Pair – identity CBS affiliate KDBC George Gillen and Lisette Zambrano – both of El Paso – were electrocuted while in a Jacuzzi at the Sonoran Sea Resort, the station reported. Published by KDBC and local media Video The aftermath of the incident appears to show people, some screaming, huddled around a hot tub while one tries to perform chest compressions on a man lying on the floor.

Family members of the couple said Zambrano was in critical condition, according to KDBC.

A GoFundMe started for the couple had raised more than $21,000 as of Thursday morning.

“George had a heart of gold and was always there for family and friends,” the GoFundMe says. “The love they shared was one for many years.”

George Gillen and Lizette Zambrano

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A witness told investigators at the scene that after noticing the couple unresponsive, they tried to get into the jacuzzi. KDSM of El Paso But she was shocked when she tried to get into the tank, so she called for help.

The attorney general’s office said investigators would try to “determine the origin of the power outage,” adding that information would be released later.

According to its website, Sonoran Sea Resort has three beachfront swimming pools and family and adult Jacuzzis. It’s about a four-hour drive from Phoenix, Arizona.

Sonoran Resorts Inc. “We are all deeply devastated by the recent tragedy at Sonoran Sea Resort,” Jim Ringquist, director of sales for the , said in a statement Thursday.

The company’s CEO, Fernando Anaya, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on Wednesday, “adding another unfortunate tragedy to an already tragic situation,” he said.

“Please accept Sonoran Resorts’ heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the two unfortunate deaths,” Ringquist said.

He works for Sonoran Resorts, a developer that doesn’t manage the condos or run them after they’re built. His company completed the Sonoran Sea Resort and turned it over to the owners and homeowners association in 2004, Ringquist said.

Last June, A The man died After an apparent electrocution while repairing a hot tub inside a fitness center in Phoenix.

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