College to Hold Moment of Silence for Texas Man Fatally Electrocuted by Jacuzzi: 'He Was Passionate'

Jorge Guillen, 43, died and his wife was severely injured in the freak accident, which occurred while they were vacationing in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora

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Jorge Guillen

An El Paso, Texas school is honoring Jorge Guillen at its graduation ceremony, three days after the man died in an accident while on vacation in Mexico.

Western Technical College will hold a moment of silence on Friday, June 14 for Guillen, 43, who was electrocuted in a jacuzzi along with his wife, while they were vacationing in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora.

“Those who knew George knew that he was enthusiastic,” Western Tech president Maxine Valencia told CBS affiliate KDBC-TV. “He was passionate. He loved HVAC. He was a real big family man. Definitely a very respectable professional young man.”

The college will also set aside time for Guillen’s loved ones to share memories about the man, who would have graduated from the institution on Friday, per the news station.

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Guillen’s wife, Lizette Zambrano, 35, was also injured in the accident. She was taken to an Arizona hospital in critical condition, the El Paso Times reported.

The incident occurred at around 8:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday, June 11, at a complex of private condominiums, per a translated statement shared on Facebook by the General Prosecutor's Office of Justice of the State of Sonora.

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The statement added at the time that the husband and wife suffered injuries due to a "possible electric discharge."

An investigation is underway, and authorities will now look to "determine the origin of the electric failure," per the statement.

A GoFundMe, created on behalf of the couple's family, has raised over $44,000 as of Friday.

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“Jorge had a heart of gold and was always there for family and friends,” campaign organizers Amber Romero and Sylvia Annette Sundermann wrote.

They added, referring to the couple’s relationship: “The love they shared was one for ages. We are asking for your help to bring him home & help with medical expenses for her.”

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