Mexican authorities report a 24-year-old woman has died in Cozumel while on vacation on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. Quintana Roo state prosecutor Francisco Alor Quezada said that the woman died Monday in a Cancun hospital from internal bleeding after ingesting a safety pin that punctured her organs.
Quezada also said the woman had two different names but no additional information was available on where she was from. An autopsy revealed the woman suffered from diabetes, had a brain tumor and was taking anti-anxiety medication
Royal Caribbean spokeswoman Michele Nadeem said in a statement that the tourist debarked Friday and didn't return to the ship before departure. Nadeem also said, "out of respect for patient confidentiality, we cannot discuss her medical situation with the media, nor can we release personal information until her next of kin is contacted."
This death is the second in as many days after a Royal Caribbean musician was found dead from being beaten and drowning, but authorities do not believe the two fatalities are related.