Juan Carlos Escotet Alviarez’s fiancée speaks after accident

The fiancée of a billionaire banker’s son who died whereas attempting to save lots of her when she went overboard throughout a Florida fishing event doesn’t bear in mind moments of the lethal accident, officers mentioned.

Andrea Montero, 30, hit her head sooner or later when she went overboard as she and her fiancé, Juan Carlos Escotet Alviarez, 31, tried to snag a sailfish from a 60-foot boat — however she doesn’t recall if the harm occurred when she fell or when she was rescued by the crew, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fee officers instructed the Miami Herald.

“Tough because it was, she couldn’t say whether or not it was when she went over or coming again in,” FWC spokesman Jason Rafter instructed the newspaper. “She doesn’t bear in mind when it occurred.”

Montero and Escotet Alviarez — the youngest son of Banesco founder and president Juan Carlos Escotet Rodriguez — had been participating in a fishing event organized in Key Largo when she fell from the vessel’s stern because it moved backward, FWC officers mentioned.

Andrea Montero Juan Carlos Escotet Alviarez
The couple was reportedly set to wed in November.
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Juan Carlos Escotet Alviarez
Escotet Alviarez and the opposite anglers on the boat have been seemingly preventing a fish on the time of the accident, in line with authorities.
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Juan Carlos Escotet Alviarez
Juan Carlos Escotet Alviarez and his fiancée have been attempting to catch a sailfish on a 60-foot boat when the accident occurred.
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Her fall roughly six miles off the coast of north Key Largo prompted Escotet Alviarez to leap into the water to save lots of her, officers mentioned.

He died when he was hit by the boat’s propeller, whereas Montero managed to keep away from the massive blades.

The banker’s household is now requesting privateness as they course of his sudden loss of life, in line with an announcement supplied to The Put up Tuesday by a Banesco USA spokeswoman.

Juan Carlos Escotet Alviarez
Escotet Alviarez was the director of Banesco USA.
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“His household asks for privateness and respect from the press throughout this very troublesome time as they grieve this large loss,” the assertion mentioned.

Montero, who was reportedly set to marry Escotet Alviarez in November, couldn’t be reached for remark, the Herald reported late Monday.

An investigation into the horrific incident is ongoing and extra particulars could take months earlier than they’re launched, in line with the newspaper.

Juan Carlos Escotet Rodriguez (right)
Escotet Alviarez was the youngest son of Banesco founder and president Juan Carlos Escotet Rodriguez (proper).
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However authorities mentioned the boat was shifting backward when Montero fell overboard, indicating the anglers have been seemingly preventing a fish on the time.

Skilled anglers, in the meantime, mentioned somebody falling into waters as a ship strikes backwards can spell catastrophe instantly.

“If I’m backing down on a fish and somebody falls in whereas the boat goes backwards, there’s a actual chance that they will find yourself within the propeller,” mentioned Larry Wren, captain of First Alternative Charters.

Wren likened it to a automotive driving in reverse with somebody atop its trunk.

“In the event you fall off, you’re below the automobile,” Wren mentioned, including that anybody who is available in contact with massive boat propellers isn’t more likely to survive. “It’s a tragedy, however it may possibly occur any day. It’s the identical as a marlin leaping into the boat and spearing somebody. It occurs.”

Escotet Alviarez was a director at Banesco USA, a divison of Venezuela-based Banesco, the nation’s largest non-public financial institution, in line with its web site. 

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