Club Med Cancun responds to the case of the crocodile that attacked a minor in its facilities

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The lodging center regretted the events and assures that it offers support to the victim and her family.

The case of a foreign child attacked by a crocodile in the facilities of a hotel in Cancun caused astonishment and outrage at the first reports that pointed out that the lodging center did not have sufficient security measures in the area nest to the Nichupté lagoon.

The unfortunate incident occurred around 9 p.m. on Friday, June 18, 2021, at the Club Med hotel, located at kilometer 21.5 of the Cancun hotel zone.

Witnesses indicated that the boy, between 8 and 10 years old, was attacked by a crocodile approximately 3 meters long, which after grabbing him with its jaws tried to take him to the mangrove.

Fortunately, his family managed to scare the reptile so he released the child and made it fled back to the mangrove area.

The little boy was transferred to a private hospital to treat his injuries.

However, the first reports detailed that the hotel staff tried to handle the accident discreetly, without giving notice to the authorities.

In addition, it was unofficially learned that the tourist complex does not have signs announcing the presence of crocodiles.

Given these events, on the afternoon of June 21, three days after the incident, the hotel issued a statement detailing its position on the events.

Here the full text:

We are deeply saddened by the incident that occurred at Club Med Cancun. For Club Med the safety and health of its guests is the highest priority.

We are providing all assistance and support to the family during this time, and we confirm that the guest is receiving the necessary medical attention, and that they are free from danger. We continue to cooperate continuously and closely with the authorities.

Club Med Cancun is located in a unique natural area, bordered by the Caribbean Sea, a nature reserve and a lagoon.

The Nichupté Lagoon is a protected ecological sanctuary and is home to many forms of wildlife, including fish, neognate birds, and crocodiles.

Club Med is collaborating with local wildlife and environmental authorities to ensure the protection of the area while continuing to educate guests and resort staff through signs and fences throughout the property. on the importance of maintaining a safe distance from all wildlife.

Any additional requirement, I am at your service.

Melissa Rangel Nunez

Source: SIPSE

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