Family Claims Cover-up At BSR Wave Resort

by The Editors on September 20, 2019

The family of Fabrizio Stabile, the 29-year-old New Jersey surfer who died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba, is claiming that BSR waterpark officials “tried to cover up evidence of a deadly brain-eating amoeba. . . by “hyper-chlorinating” the surf pool on the eve of a federal health agency investigation,” according to a story in the Waco Tribune-Herald.

Houston attorney Richard Fass, who represents the parents of Fabrizio Stabile, also charged that the water park’s owner, Stuart Parsons Jr., is stonewalling the discovery process in the wrongful death lawsuit by claiming text messages and emails potentially important to the plaintiffs’ case were lost when Parsons dropped his cellphone in Lake Whitney. . . The lawsuit alleges “BSR’s blue-green dyed waves masked a pathogen soup in which Naegleria fowleri amoeba — ‘the brain-eating amoeba’ — could thrive.”

According to the story “Parsons’ attorney, Brittney Angelich, of Dallas, declined comment after a pretrial hearing in the case Thursday. Parsons did not return a phone message Thursday.”

Stabile’s family is seeking more than $1 million from BSR Surf Resort. Sadly, a 10-year-old Waco girl contracted the same brain-eating amoeba on Labor Day weekend this year and is currently in a medically induced coma fighting for her life. It is thought that she got it while swimming in the nearby Brazos River.

[Link: Waco Tribune-Hearld]

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