A British teenager on holiday in Cancun Mexico, was struck by lightning last week while jet skiing in a thunderstorm. The victim, Amy Brislen, was immediately taken to the hospital in critical condition. The hospital has indicated that her condition has now stabilized, but she is not allowed to travel as yet. Physicians are closely monitoring her condition.
Upon learning of the incident, her concerned parents flew to Mexico to be at her side. There has been an outpouring of sympathy and support from Amy’s friends and coworkers.
Shortly after the incident, the Foreign Office was informed of the situation and immediately became involved in assisting the family.
“We are currently providing consular assistance to a British national who is in the hospital in Cancun. We were notified about the accident on Saturday. We have since been in regular contact with her family and the hospital,” commented a spokesperson.
Lightning strikes increase throughout the Caribbean region during the summer months. This time of year is the hurricane season and runs from June through November. Visitors to the beach are constantly being warned of the risk of lightning strike. Travelers are advised to seek shelter as soon as any storm approaches the area.
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