The article has been automatically translated into English by Google Translate from Russian and has not been edited.
Переклад цього матеріалу українською мовою з російської було автоматично здійснено сервісом Google Translate, без подальшого редагування тексту.
Bu məqalə Google Translate servisi vasitəsi ilə avtomatik olaraq rus dilindən azərbaycan dilinə tərcümə olunmuşdur. Bundan sonra mətn redaktə edilməmişdir.

In the Dominican Republic a teenager was electrocuted on the beach

Argentinean tourist Melina Caputa died in the Dominican Republic while walking along the beach. The 17-year-old girl received a fatal electric shock in front of her brothers as she walked barefoot to their hotel in Punta Cana.

Фото: Depositphotos

The girl climbed the metal stairs to the bridge and stepped on a bare wire. Doctors quickly arrived at the scene, but could not bring the teenager back to life. A preliminary investigation revealed that Kaputa died of heart failure, although the family expects an autopsy.

The girl and her family stayed at the Be Live of Bayahibe, part of the Globalia hotel chain, which issued a statement stating that there was no wiring in their premises.

After the death of Kaputa, her brother Leandro posted an emotional post on Instagram, in which it was written: “I saw how you were born, I saw how you grew up, I saw how you fought, I saw how you cried, I saw how you smiled, I saw how you dreamed. I know that you were a well-intentioned person, since you have always fought for the defenseless. I apologize for not being able to do anything for you. ” He reportedly witnessed an electric shock.

The death of Kaputa is the last in a series of deaths among tourists in the Dominican Republic in recent months. Only this year, 13 Americans died in the country, and several other vacationers claim that they became inexplicably ill.

On the subject: “It was painful and scary”: an American was severely beaten and left to die at the resort

Francisco Javier Garcia, the country's tourism minister, is trying to assure the country's guests that they are safe.

After several tourists die after drinking drinks in hotel minibars, resorts across the country will be required to provide detailed information on food processing procedures and a list of information about all their food and beverage suppliers.

According to Garcia, medical workers in hotels will also be monitored as part of the newly appointed Department of Travel Services and Companies. Special attention is paid to the qualifications of doctors, nurses, assistants and other staff.

Pools and other bodies of water will also be inspected to ensure that lifeguards are fully certified.

On the subject: Unexplained deaths of Americans in the Dominican Republic: Answers to 8 Top Questions

These measures will strengthen the requirements for emergency information in each guest room in a clearly visible place. Hotel staff will also be responsible for checking this information by guests as soon as they check in.

According to Garcia, about 2,7 million Americans visit the Dominican Republic every year.

He said: "We have always worked hard to create a safe environment and will continue to be vigilant with comprehensive programs and enhanced standards that contribute to the well-being of the six million tourists who visit the Dominican Republic every year."

Фото: Depositphotos

Since June 2018, 13 Americans have been killed in various tragic incidents in the Dominican Republic.

Vittorio Caruso, 56 years old, from Glen Cove, died on June 17 shortly after he reportedly drank something and became seriously ill at the Boca Chica resort in Santo Domingo.

“We found out that he was taken by an ambulance to a hospital with a respiratory disorder after drinking something, said Lisa Maria Caruso, daughter-in-law of Caruso. “Honestly, I don’t know exactly what happened because we were told conflicting stories from different people.”

In June, it became known that a retired Ohio policeman became the 12 American vacationer who suddenly died in the Dominican Republic. 78-year-old Jerry Curran, who worked at Bedford's police department for 32 years before becoming a bailiff, died in January while relaxing at the Dreams resort in Punta Cana.

Three days after he and his wife Janet arrived at the 22 resort in January, Kurran started vomiting. He underwent surgery, but died a few hours later, according to WYKC.

"He went to the Dominican Republic healthy and did not return," said daughter Kelly Brown.

On the subject: What to do to US citizens in case of problems abroad

A couple from Maryland, Nathaniel Holmes, 63 years, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49 years, were found dead in their hotel room at the Grand Bahia Principe La Romana Resort in San Pedro de Macoris.

Last month, the family of 38-year-old Donett Edge Cannon of Queens reported that she died four days after arriving at Sankape Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana. The authorities of the Dominican Republic decided that the cause of her death was renal failure.

Most of the families of the victims said they were skeptical of the explanations of Dominican officials. The FBI is now helping investigate mysterious deaths.

Carlos Suero, who works at the DR Ministry of Public Health, said he dismissed speculative reports as “hysteria," saying they were part of an attempt to undermine tourism on the island.

“This is all hysteria against the Dominican Republic to harm our tourism, this is a very competitive industry, and we have millions of tourists, this is a popular destination.”

Dominican Republic officials insisted that all deaths isolated incidents, but most of the victims were apparently healthy adults.

It is known that some of them drank drinks from the minibar in the room before getting sick.

Among other tourists who have died since June 2018: Joseph Allen, 55 years, David Harrison, 45 years, Robert Bell Wallace, 67 years, Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41 year; Couple Nathaniel Edward Holmes, 63 of the Year, and Cynthia Day, 49 years; Yvette Monique Sport, 51 year and Leila Cox, 53 year.

Three of them died in Grand Bahia Principe la Romana, two in Hard Rock in Punta Cana, one at the resort of Excellence Resorts in Punta Cana, one at the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville hotel and the other at the Terra Linda Hotel.

Miscellaneous The Dominican Republic tourist World

Read also on ForumDaily:

Theft of cards, wild fines and 8 more things that await you in the USA

Is it possible to survive in Russia without knowing the Russian language: stories of tourists and immigrants

In America alone: ​​what you need to know before you go

Seven countries in different parts of the world for a potential expat

How to manage satellites: the story of a Ukrainian working at NASA

Stress and hatred in emigration: all stages of adaptation in a new country

We ask you for support: make your contribution to the development of the ForumDaily project

Thank you for staying with us and trusting! Over the past four years, we have received a lot of grateful feedback from readers who helped our materials arrange life after moving to the USA, get a job or education, find a place to live or arrange a child in a kindergarten.

Now we want to ask YOU for support.

High-quality journalism requires serious financial investments and our revenues do not always cover the costs of maintaining the editorial staff, which jeopardizes the continuous operation of the site. We do not introduce a paid subscription, so that Russian-speaking immigrants in the United States can freely receive verified information in their native language. But we will be grateful to you for any amount that you are willing to share so that we can continuously provide useful information to thousands of immigrants.

Security of contributions is guaranteed by the use of the highly secure Stripe system.

Always yours, ForumDaily!

Do you want more important and interesting news about life in the USA and immigration to America? Subscribe to our page in Facebook. Choose the option "Priority in the show" - and read us first. And don't forget to subscribe to ForumDaily Woman and ForumDaily New York - there you will find a lot of interesting and positive information.

1032 requests in 1,928 seconds.