Boat Captain during cleanup in Gulf shot?

Boat Captain during cleanup in Gulf shot?

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    Boat Captain during cleanup in Gulf shot?

    Uh...ok, a gunshot wound huh? So how exactly did that gunshot wound happen?

    Underwater collision forces BP to remove containment cap - CNN.com

    Meanwhile two people involved in the oil disaster response were reported to have died in Alabama, Allen said.

    According to the Baldwin County Coroners office, William Allen Kruse, a boat captain working on clean up, died of a gunshot wound. The other death was described by Allen as a swimming accident.

    "Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families," Allen said. "We know this is a devastating thing to happen."
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Suicide is my bet.
    Bingo!

    ...According to the Baldwin County Coroner's office, William Allen Kruse, a 55-year-old boat captain working on clean up, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in the wheelhouse of his boat. The Gulf Shores Police Department is investigating the death, though Coroner Stan Vinson said "at this time we have no reason to believe there is any foul play involved."
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    Suicide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Suicide is my bet.
    Yep.

    They updated the site:

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    According to the Baldwin County Coroner's office, William Allen Kruse, a 55-year-old boat captain working on clean up, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in the wheelhouse of his boat. The Gulf Shores Police Department is investigating the death, though Coroner Stan Vinson said "at this time we have no reason to believe there is any foul play involved."

    The other death was described by Allen as a swimming accident.
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    How do you die of a gunshot to the wheelhouse, and just how many times was the Wheelhouse shot? Sounds like Vince Foster all over again!

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    How do you die of a gunshot to the wheelhouse, and just how many times was the Wheelhouse shot?
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    Confirmed suicide now

    Oil Spill 'Too Much' for Skipper Who Killed Self
    (June 24) -- Two weeks after he was hired by BP to help with the oil spill cleanup, William Allen Kruse killed himself.

    The 55-year-old charter boat captain shot himself in the head Wednesday morning as he prepared to spend another day skimming oil off the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, clearing the spill that threatened to destroy his livelihood and community.

    Kruse left no note, so it's impossible to know why he took his life. But those who knew him say the veteran fisherman and father of four was almost certainly the latest casualty in the gulf oil crisis, and a symbol of the spill's exacting human toll.
    Oil Spill 'Too Much' for William Allen Kruse, Skipper Who Committed Suicide
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