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May 15, 2019

Tourist Injured in Belize Flown Out for Life Saving Surgery

Belize is getting a bad reputation on the international stage for not having adequate medical equipment to save a tourist’s life. A little over a week ago, U.S. tourist nineteen-year-old Austin Leintz was in Belize on vacation with family and friends. They anticipated a memorable, fun-filled vacation, but little did Leintz know that it would be memorable for all the wrong reasons. Leintz suffered severe head injury when he fell from a golf car while in San Pedro. He was airlifted to Belize City and then to Fort Lauderdale because his friend was worried that Leintz wasn’t getting the proper medical care. His family believes that if he wasn’t rushed out of the country for emergency surgery in the U.S., Leintz would have died. Here is the news item from CBS Local News in Miami.


[CBS Local News Report in Miami...]

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