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Old 06-28-2017, 06:13 PM   #1
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Unhappy RIP LUIS - Diver killed cleaning yacht in North Palm a father of 2 girls

Luis is a diver who worked for a hull cleaning service who monthly cleans my boat Enterprise.

Another one of the cleaning Company's team named Jon cleaned Enterprise yesterday.

Luis was a very nice guy who I saw often at Force E Dive Shop or on my dock. Poor guy was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Luis was cleaning the bow thruster on a 164 foot Westport when someone on the boat fired up the bow thruster.

Severe facial trauma resulted and I think Luis died instantly.

This accident is extremely sad. I was worried about him one time last year and called the cleaning service.

Luis had parked at my place and cleaned my boat by entering the water at my dock. But, he was underwater a very long time and there were no bubbles at my boat.

Ultimately, we discovered Luis had swam across the Earman River and cleaned other boats on the other side.

Luis was a super nice guy and has two children. Terrible loss for sure.

So sad. May Luis rest in eternal peace.

Diver killed cleaning yacht in North Palm a father of 2 girls

Julius Whigham II
Palm Beach Post
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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Old 06-28-2017, 06:28 PM   #2
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Re: RIP LUIS - Diver killed cleaning yacht in North Palm a father of 2 girls

What a tragedy :>(
My thoughts go his family.

I must ask, do commercial divers not use LOTO procedures? They should.
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Old 06-28-2017, 08:56 PM   #3
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Re: RIP LUIS - Diver killed cleaning yacht in North Palm a father of 2 girls

This is horrible Luis cleaned my boat once a month as well. Really nice guy and always did a good job. Thoughts and prayers to his family.
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:07 AM   #4
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Re: RIP LUIS - Diver killed cleaning yacht in North Palm a father of 2 girls

Very sorry to hear this.
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Re: RIP LUIS - Diver killed cleaning yacht in North Palm a father of 2 girls

Lockout or die. Industry knows this. I am so sorry for Luis' family.
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Re: RIP LUIS - Diver killed cleaning yacht in North Palm a father of 2 girls

RIP Is there a fund to help the family?
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Re: RIP LUIS - Diver killed cleaning yacht in North Palm a father of 2 girls

Sorry to hear that, always have owner sign a paper that makes him aware the work is being done and no machinery will be started.
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Could Spearboard do a go fund me or do they have one for the family?
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