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Cancun´s spring break first fatality

by Yucatan Times
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Cancun Quintana Roo. – Municipal Secretariat of Public Security and Transit.- At 2200 hours the death of an American citizen at the GR Solaris Hotel was reported to the emergency number 911. The hotel is located at km. 20 in Cancun´s hotel zone. When the police arrived, they learned from hotel staff that at 2140 hours 19-year-old Ahmed Altaii from Dearborn Michigan, had fallen from his 7th floor balcony.  The girlfriend of the now deceased, also from the United States mentioned that her boyfriend started drinking early in the day.  Witnesses mentioned to the police that he had seemed nervous or anxious, and had been pacing around the hotel room.   

19-year-old American citizen Mr. Ahmed Altaii (RIP)

Authorities have contacted the family. In the next few days an autopsy and toxicology report will be conducted to determine cause of death.

The Yucatan Times, sends its condolences to Mr. Altaii´s family.


The Yucatan Times

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Tyler March 11, 2019 - 8:59 pm

My wife and I are here at the resort. We watched from our patio as police came to investigate. We are visiting from Canada. Very sad reading all the ignorant comments from individuals that are not even here yet seem to think they know everything?

The only person that knows what truly happened is that poor young man that lost his life. It is spring break. There are many young American students here intoxicated and acting without class or character. My wife and I are Canadian University graduates from a long time ago. Yes we partied. But we also respected others around us. The hotel currently has thier hands full with the amount of complaints coming from other guests about these American students. Very shameful to be representing your country like this. Very shameful how you disrespect this beautiful country and is its residents.

The staff have been absolutely wonderful here. Incredible patience on thier behalf tolerating such arrogance from these American students. Very proud to say the Canadian students we have met were just as frustrated as we are. But that is part of being Canadian. You respect others and get respect in return. No self entitlement. As such, Canadians are treated very well in Mexico.

Our condolences to the young man’s family. Such an unfortunate and tragic loss.


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