More than 50 Buffett fans sickened on Dominican Republic trip

Wednesday, 19 Jun, 2019

However in light of the recent spate of tourist deaths Hurlbut Jr is now questioning how his dad died. "Then, when all these people started passing, I stopped and thought to myself, 'How can all these people have the same cause of death as David?"

The Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship takes place on March 28, 2019 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

A string of American tourist deaths at a hotel in the Dominican Republic has flung a Colorado couple into the center of attention a year after the two became ill while staying at the hotel. 114 people from the Central Oklahoma Parrothead Association were staying at the Hotel Riu Palace Macao in April when 47 people reported coming down with a mysterious illness. The family member said Wallace became ill after drinking a scotch from the minibar.

Dominican authorities say the deaths were unrelated.

A representative for Terra Linda resort was not immediately available for comment. Family members told WKYC in OH that 78-year-old Jerry Curran, a retiree who lived in Florida, died in January after falling ill on the island.

A group of recent Deer Creek High School graduates, and some of their parents, traveled from Oklahoma to the Dominican Republic for their senior trip, only to become violently ill on their second day. "Especially knowing what was going on there", Ronnie told the news station.

Health officials say heart attacks are the most common cause of death for Americans on vacation.

"She woke up, and he didn't", Hurlbut Jr. said.

Hotel workers found Allen on the floor.

The results might take up to 30 days, the United States Embassy said. Reed added, "The families need answers". After going to breakfast, the smell still lingered in their room. "I tend to think it was contaminated water or ice or a chemical they were pouring into the pool every night". Hotel staff found him dead in his room early Thursday after friends expressed concern that he hadn't met up with them that morning, Reed said.

Allen was a frequent tourist to the area, visiting multiple times a year.

The deaths this year in the Dominican Republic sent the nation's tourism industry reeling, and officials from the Ministry of Tourism issued a June 12 statement saying the whole country is working on getting to the bottom of the problem. He died a day later.

Sport got a drink from the mini bar in her hotel room before going to bed and never waking up, her family said.

Pennsylvania native Yvette Monique Sport, 51, had just arrived at the Bahia Príncipe resort in Punta Cana - which is owned by the same parent company as the one in La Romana - when she died in June 2018. Reports say after she enjoyed a drink at a minibar, she suddenly collapsed in her hotel room.

Mark Hurlbut Sr. went to Punta Cana, where a number of the deaths have occurred, in June 2018, his son, Mark Hurlbut Jr., told AZ Family. Now the FBI is investigating.