Bride falls to death on honeymoon

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@julies1949:  that is so awful 🙁 sending prayers to her family and loved ones

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Read this today. Very sad. Just another reason why I have no desire to vacation in Mexico.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

@SeaSalt:  It is very unfortunate, but not really sure that is necessarily a reason to avoid Mexico. It seems like a hotel liability/poor maintainence, rather than an issue with the country.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Oh. my. heart.

I just read the first few paragraphs to my fiance out loud and we both teared up so much, I couldn’t finish the article. He was taking his wife’s picture just seconds before she fell to her death? I just… no. I can’t. How unspeakably horrible.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

@bmo88:  The building standards in Mexico are rotten. This was a standards issue that could happen at any resort in Mexico. Have never vacationed in that country, and never will. It’s a great big world and I’d rather visit places where Canadians don’t have a habit of falling off of balconies.

 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@bmo88:  I agree. This couldve happened anywhere

Post # 9
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Honey bee

@SeaSalt:  Ok…you could argue that building standards in a variety of countries are vastly different/a poor quality. I don’t think you can chalk this one situation up to a probelm for the whole country. 

As someone who has visited Mexico, I can say that every hotel is different. Also, I have been to shadier hotels in the US that very well could have a similar situation happen. Obviously where you vacation is your choice though.

So as not to threadjack, it very unfortunate what happened. I will keep the family in my thoughts.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

@bmo88:  Noactually, it couldn’t have happened “anywhere”. It is well establiched that the inspection and building code in Mexico for resorts are very lax. yes, some companies, in the interest of protecting their reputations worldwide are diligent in well built and maintained properties, but there are minimal obligations as far as federal standards go. So if the company chooses not to adhere to them, or maintain them, then there are no repercussions.

I could very easily post links to a dozen Canadians who have died on vacation in Mexico at resorts in the past 2 years. When you can post the same for Cuba, or the BVIs, or the Bahamas..well, maybe I will reconsider.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

soo sad i can’t imagine!  Thoughts and prayers to her family and friends!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

That picture with the two daughters got me :'( . And the husband witnessed the whole thing, I can’t imagine..

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

@Horseradish:  Was she a tourist? A single Canadian dying in NH is not enough for me to avoid NH (though I do avoid vacationing in the US, but that is more amatter of principal than safety). Again, post links to a dozen Canadians dying in NH and maybe I will avoid it for the fact it’s unsafe. My ex’s father died in CT(MCI). No, I wouldn’t avoid CT.

(P.S. Someone died in the city I live in 3 days ago. No, I don’t plan to move. I neither know nor care if it was a “bride” or not)

 

 

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Aw this is horrible. So my fear of heights and being on a high balcony is for a legit reason. Everyone always tells me those things are safe. I will continue to use caution.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@SeaSalt:  Umm…avoid Mexico because really she fell off a balcony…it’s not like she was attacked in the water or a crime in Mexico…that makes no sense. 

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