January 22, 2012 · 2 Comments
Mazatlan Mexico – (www.hospitalitybusinessnews.com) CBC is reporting that a young Canadian woman was reportedly beaten unconscious in a hotel in Mexico’s Mazatlan resort region and that Canadian officials are pressing for an investigation into the incident, according to a statement released Sunday.
“Our thoughts are with the badly injured Canadian and her family during this difficult time. Our officials in Mexico have provided, and will continue to provide, consular assistance to her and her family,” said John Babcock, spokesman for Minister of State of Foreign Affairs Diane Ablonczy.
According to the report Mexican federal police told CBC News on Sunday that the woman, reportedly in her 20s, was found lying in an elevator early Saturday.
Mexican media reports that the woman was found at the Hotel Riu in Punta Cerritos and is said to be in serious condition.
Mexican news outlet are reporting that the woman was rejected by two private clinics before finally being taken to a hospital.
The Hotel Riu Emerald Bay in the Mexican resort town of Mazatlan has several five-star ratings on travel websites, and is a popular travel destination for both Canadian and American tourists.
The attack is the latest in a series of violent incidents involving Canadian visitors to Mexico in recent weeks.