While attempting to save his fiancée, a billionaire banker’s son was killed by a boat propeller.

During a fishing competition in the Florida Keys, the son of a rich banker was killed by a boat propeller while desperately trying to save his fiancée.

The Miami Herald said that Juan Carlos Escotet Alviarez, the 31-year-old son of Banesco president Juan Carlos Escotet Rodriguez, died Saturday afternoon after leaping into waters about six miles off north Key Largo while attempting to catch sailfish from a 60-foot boat.

According to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigation obtained by the newspaper, Escotet Alviarez dived into the ocean to save Montero after she fell overboard, but he was instantly struck by the vessel’s propeller and died from his injuries.

The two were competing in a fishing contest hosted by Key Largo’s Ocean Reef Club. Montero’s status was not included in the FWC report, and a call to the agency for more information was not returned promptly Monday.

According to the Venezuelan daily El Nacional, Escotet Alviarez was the youngest of Escotet Rodriguez’s sons.

Juan Carlos Escotet Alviarez and Andrea Montero.
Juan Carlos Escotet Alviarez.
According to the company’s website, the University of Miami alumnus served as the director of Miami-based Banesco USA and also has “extensive experience” in real estate development around the Miami area.

Officials from Banesco USA did not immediately respond to a message seeking more information about Saturday’s fatality. Meanwhile, some Venezuelan news agencies paid tribute to Escotet Alviarez, who was apparently planning to marry Montero in November and will be buried in Miami, on Sunday.

According to Venezuelan journalist Angela Oraa’s Instagram post, Montero managed to get out of the water “without consequences.”

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