12/06/2008Statement of the Cancun CVB

“We deeply regret the terrible loss of 18 year old Lisa Chung, and we send our condolences and prayers to her family and friends. This was an unfortunate and unusual event. We are in close communication with the corresponding local authorities who are conducting the investigation. For current information on the progress of the investigation, please visit the press room at our website www.cancun.travel/en/ where we will be posting the latest official information. At this point, an official report from the local Port Authorities is available for consultation.
While we live in environments where we are all exposed to accidents, Cancun’s top priority has always been the safety of its more than 3 million visitors that come every year. That is why we will revise and if needed, make the necessary improvements to the existing water-based tours regulations to exceed the required safety standards”.

Arturo Escaip
General Director
Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau