Island retiree dies in elevator accident at San Pedro hotel

Saturday, January 21st, 2023


Police are investigating the death of Belizean American retiree Joy Quyle in San Pedro Town. Quyle lost her life after the elevator in which she was descending from the fourth floor of Serenity Shores, located south of San Pedro, suddenly fell to the first floor at high speed. The initial investigation suggests that the elevator chain broke. According to paramedics, she suffered severe injuries and was transported to Belize City, but unfortunately succumbed while receiving medical attention.

According to an official report, at about 12:50PM Friday, January 20th, police responded to a hotel on the island, where they observed the motionless body of Quyle inside the elevator with injuries to her body.

Quyle was transported to the Ambergris Hope Clinic in downtown San Pedro. But because of the severity of her injuries, she was airlifted to Belize City, where she later succumbed.


 

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