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Lawsuit blames hot springs spa for man’s drowning

January 16, 2018

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — A lawsuit claims a hot springs spa allowed a man to drown in a spring-fed hot tub.

The Albuquerque Journal reports the suit, filed Jan. 9, says the June 2016 death of Mark Burrows was the fourth death at the La Paloma Hot Springs and Spa in Truth or Consequences in a five-year span.

Spa owner Meleasa Malzhan, named in the suit along with owner Daniel Wilkerson, declined to comment. The company’s website says the facility offers clients a soak in hot spring-fed tubs that range in temperature from 98 to 116 degrees.

Parrish Collins, attorney for Burrows’ estate, says he hopes the lawsuit brings attention to the “seriousness of what is going on. There have been a number of incidents at the same facility, and that’s concerning.”


Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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