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California man, 37, suffers spinal injury after falling into a pool at an Airbnb home in Cancún

California man, 37, sustains serious spinal cord injury after falling into a swimming pool at an Airbnb home in Cancún. has fallen

  • Dante Goodwin of Fresno, California fractured a vertebra after falling into a swimming pool of an Airbnb home in Cancún on June 16
  • His friend Shay Williams told KMPH she didn’t know if her 37-year-old boyfriend slipped or fell into the pool.
  • She added that he did not react in the pool before being rescued
  • Goodwin had blood in his mouth and had trouble breathing and told Williams he couldn’t move his legs or hands
  • He was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami last Wednesday, where he is being treated

A California man is being treated at a Miami hospital after a brutal fall in the Mexican resort of Cancún.

Fresno resident Dante Goodwin, 37, and his girlfriend Shay Williams were traveling with friends and family to the tourist hotspot when he had an accident on June 16 – the day he arrived.

Williams told the local network KMPH that she’s not sure if Goodwin fell or slipped in the pool at the Airbnb they rented.

“I didn’t see the beginning of how he approached the water. I saw him go in,” Williams said.

Dante Goodwin (left), of Fresno, California, traveled to Cancún with his girlfriend Shay Williams (right), friends and family and suffered a fractured vertebra on June 16 after falling into a swimming pool at the Airbnb home they rented

Dante Goodwin (left), of Fresno, California, traveled to Cancún with his girlfriend Shay Williams (right), friends and family and suffered a fractured vertebra on June 16 after falling into a swimming pool at the Airbnb home they rented

Dante Goodwin is currently being treated at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami after suffering a fractured vertebra while on vacation in Cancún

Dante Goodwin is currently being treated at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami after suffering a fractured vertebra while on vacation in Cancún

A GoFundMe account has raised nearly $29,000 to cover the cost of transporting Dante Goodwin from Cancún to Miami

A GoFundMe account has raised nearly $29,000 to cover the cost of transporting Dante Goodwin from Cancún to Miami

One of her cousins ​​jumped into the pool and turned over an unresponsive Goodwin. He was taken from the pool and placed on the floor next to it.

“He had blood in his mouth and said he couldn’t breathe,” Williams said.

She remembered Goodwin telling her he couldn’t move his hands and legs.

Dante Goodwin, a resident of Fresno, California, is being prepared by doctors who transported him to Miami to be treated for a fractured vertebra he sustained while vacationing in Cancún

Dante Goodwin, a resident of Fresno, California, is being prepared by doctors who transported him to Miami to be treated for a fractured vertebra he sustained while vacationing in Cancún

Shay Williams (right) said her boyfriend Dante Goodwin (left) was lying flat and was being resuscitated by doctors at a hospital in Cancún on June 18, two days after he fell into a swimming pool and fractured a vertebra.

Shay Williams (right) said her boyfriend Dante Goodwin (left) was lying flat and was being resuscitated by doctors at a hospital in Cancún on June 18, two days after he fell into a swimming pool and fractured a vertebra.

Goodwin was rushed to a nearby hospital and then transferred to a second medical facility where a doctor diagnosed him with a fractured vertebra.

The doctor pointed to the site of the fracture and told Williams it was “very serious.”

A GoFundMe account generated nearly $29,000 to cover the cost of a medical flight.

He was flown to Miami last Wednesday night and is currently hospitalized at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

“Tae (Dante) Goodwin is now getting the help and care he needs and deserves. This is such a great man,” Williams wrote on the fundraising site.

“He deserves the world and that’s exactly what we gave him. Thanks everyone. Please continue to pray as this is only part 2 of this journey to healing. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!’

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