37-year-old California man suffers spinal injury after falling into pool at Airbnb home in Cancun
A 37-year-old California man suffers a serious spinal injury after falling into the swimming pool of an Airbnb house in Cancún
- Dante Goodwin of Fresno, California, fractured a vertebra after falling into the pool of an Airbnb home in Cancun on June 16
- Girlfriend Shay Williams told KMPH she doesn’t know if her 37-year-old boyfriend slipped or fell in the pool
- She added that he was unresponsive in the pool until he was rescued
- Goodwin had blood in his mouth and struggled to breathe and told Williams he couldn’t move his legs or hands
- He was transported last Wednesday to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami where he is receiving treatment
A California man is being treated at a Miami hospital after suffering a brutal fall in the Mexican resort town of Cancún.
Fresno resident Dante Goodwin, 37, and his girlfriend Shay Williams traveled to the tourist hotspot with friends and family when he suffered the crash on June 16 – the day he arrived.
Williams told the local network KMPH that she doesn’t know if Goodwin fell or slipped in the pool at the Airbnb they had rented.
“I didn’t see the start of how he approached the water. I saw him come in,” Williams said.
Dante Goodwin (left), from Fresno, California, traveled to Cancun with his girlfriend Shay Williams (right), friends and family and suffered a fractured vertebra on June 16 after falling into a swimming pool of the Airbnb residence they had rented.
Dante Goodwin was currently being treated at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami after suffering a broken vertebra while vacationing in Cancun
A GoFundMe account raised nearly $29,000 to cover Dante Goodwin’s transportation costs from Cancun to Miami
One of his cousins jumped into the pool and flipped an unresponsive Goodwin. He was taken out of the pool and laid on the ground next to it.
“He had blood in his mouth and said he couldn’t breathe,” Williams said.
She remembers Goodwin telling her that he was unable to move his hands and legs.
Dante Goodwin, a resident of Fresno, Calif., is prepped by doctors who flew him to Miami to receive treatment for a fractured vertebra he suffered while vacationing in Cancun
Shay Williams (right) said her boyfriend Dante Goodwin (left) lay flat and was resuscitated by medics at a Cancun hospital on June 18, two days after falling into a swimming pool and fracturing himself a vertebra.
Goodwin was rushed to a nearby hospital and then moved to a second medical facility where a doctor diagnosed him with a fractured vertebra.
The doctor pointed to where the fracture was and told Williams it was “very serious.”
A GoFundMe account generated nearly $29,000 to cover the cost of a medical flight.
He was airlifted to Miami last Wednesday evening and is currently hospitalized at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
‘Tae (Dante) Goodwin will now receive the help and care he needs and deserves. He’s such a big man,’ Williams wrote on the fundraising site.
“He deserves the world and that’s exactly what we gave him. Thank you all. Please continue to pray as this is only the second part of this healing journey. Thank you from the heart!!!’