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Juan Carlos Escotet Alviarez, 31, was maimed by a sharp 36-inch propeller when he jumped into the water to save his fiancée, Andrea Montero, during a fishing competition on Saturday afternoon.
The captain had thrown her from the boat when she tripped while trying to help a boy with a fishing rod.
Montero, 30, managed to stay clear of the propellers and avoid serious injury before she was safely pulled out of the water.
Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said she hit her head, but it’s unclear if that was during her fall or when the boat crew restrained her using a float ring. According to reports, she does not remember the accident.
“As tough as she was, he couldn’t tell if it was when she left or when she came back. She can’t remember when it happened,” officer Jason Rafter, an FWC spokesman, told the Miami Herald on Monday.
Her fiancé, who is the son of a Hispanic-Venezuelan billionaire, hit the propeller immediately after entering the water and died from her injuries. The Alviarez family has refused to comment on the tragedy.
Alviarez was dragged by the motor of the 60-foot boat about six miles off the coast of Key Largo, according to the FWC report. Based on the size of the ship, experts say the propeller was probably up to 36 inches in diameter.
The couple, who would marry in November, were participating in a fishing tournament organized by the Ocean Reef Club, a gated community.
The boat was moving backwards at the time of the accident, indicating that the fishermen were fighting game fish when Montero fell.
Officials continue to investigate the incident and say it could be months before the family knows exactly what happened.
However, fishing professionals told the newspaper that if someone falls while a boat is moving backwards, there is a high chance they will hit a propeller.
“If I’m backing up on a fish and someone falls while the boat is backing up, there’s a real chance they’ll end up in the propeller,” Larry Wren, an Islamorada-based fishing boat captain, said. If you fall, you are under the vehicle. It is a tragedy, but it can happen any day. It’s the same as a marlin jumping into the boat and spearing someone. Happens.’
Alviarez and his fiancée, who were to be married in November, were participating in a fishing tournament organized by the Ocean Reef Club, a gated community in Key Largo.
He founded a brokerage firm in 1986, according to Bloomberg, and added banking services in 1991, expanding into Panama the following year.
In 2001, he merged his bank with Banco Unión, which had employed him in college.
Banesco has branches in Venezuela, Spain, the US, Panama, Puerto Rico, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Switzerland, Germany, Portugal, the UK and France.
In 2013, Banesco bought the Spanish bank Abanca for $1.3 billion.
The self-made billionaire, who lives in Spain, has an MBA from the University of Miami, according to his biography on Abanca’s website.
He is also part of the board of directors of the Spanish Confederation of Savings Banks, or CECA.