Boy's finger severed on waterslide at Hyatt hotel

Yahoo News Staff
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A dad is suing a Hyatt hotel after his son partially severed his finger on a waterslide.

Scott Allen, from the US state of Michigan, and his family stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Guam in July last year, The Guam Daily Post reports.

A lawsuit filed in the district court claims Mr Allen’s son "suffered a traumatic amputation of his left hand small finger at the distal interphalangeal joint, which has resulted in a permanent disfigurement” after using a waterslide at the hotel.

The Hyatt Regency Guam is pictured with a waterslide at the hotel.
A man claims his son severed his finger on a waterslide at Hyatt Regency Guam and is now suing. Source: Google Maps (file pic)/ TripAdvisor (file pic)

Mr Allen is seeking A$3.25 million in damages.

The lawsuit also alleges the hotel was negligent and it had a duty to maintain its slide.

Hyatt Regency Guam had only reopened earlier that month after closing due to coronavirus, KUAM News reported.

The hotel describes itself as a “premium beachfront destination in the heart of Tumon Bay just minutes away from the airport, Guam’s historic capital, Hagatna and shopping district”, according to its website.

Of more than 2000 TripAdvisor reviews, it has averaged four stars.

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