American tourist dies in fall from Cancun hotel balcony

Cancun's Hotel Paradissus. (PHOTO:

CANCUN — An American tourist died on Friday Sept. 2 after falling from a Cancun hotel’s third-floor balcony.

The accident happened at the Paradisus Hotel in the Cancun Hotel Zone on Friday at 2:30 a.m. Staff at the hotel reported seeing two young men balcony-jumping. They warned the men to stop, however, their warnings were ignored as one of them slipped and fell.

Cancun's Hotel Paradisus. (PHOTO:
Cancun’s Hotel Paradisus. (PHOTO:

Emergency 066 was called to the hotel at kilometer 16.5 of the hotel zone where Tourist Police found the lifeless body of a 27-year-old man. The deceased, who was a guest at the hotel, has been identified only as J.A. Junior of Texas.

Hotel managers told police that the young men were seen balcony-jumping at 1:50 a.m. and were told it was forbidden. Unfortunately, one of them slipped and fell to the ground from the third floor, dying from his injuries.