A San Diego County couple whose 2-year-old daughter drowned at an Airbnb rental dwelling in Mexico introduced Monday that they’re submitting a wrongful demise lawsuit in opposition to Airbnb.
Esmeralda Garcia and Ricardo Colin, the dad and mom of Grezhia Colin, allege Airbnb didn’t notify them that the Puerto Vallarta dwelling they rented lacked safeguards that might have prevented their daughter from drowning within the dwelling’s pool in 2021.
The couple and different relations have been friends on the dwelling and inside 20 minutes of arriving, Grezhia slipped away from the household and acquired into an ungated and unlocked swimming pool space, based on the lawsuit.
She was pronounced mind lifeless at a San Diego hospital one week later, based on the household’s grievance.
An Airbnb spokesperson didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon the lawsuit.
The grievance states the household offered data via the Airbnb app indicating a younger little one could be among the many friends, but Airbnb didn’t state that the rental lacked security measures to stop kids from accessing pool areas.
The household alleges the corporate recurrently advertises properties with out pool enclosures as “kid-friendly leases,” regardless of Airbnb’s consciousness of the dangers to kids.
The grievance features a hyperlink to the Airbnb web site concerning a pool security marketing campaign the corporate introduced final 12 months that recommends using pool fences in an effort to forestall little one drownings. It additionally lists ideas for Airbnb hosts that embrace notifying friends of the pool security options obtainable at their dwelling, although the web site signifies the corporate sends these ideas particularly to hosts based mostly in the USA.
— Metropolis Information Service