Appledore Crewman Dies After Fall from Mast

Knox Village Soup: The first mate of the schooner Appledore who sustained serious injuries January 17, when he fell approximately 50’ onto the 86’ ship’s deck while working aloft has died, according to a family member.

According to Lt. Jeff Fry, senior investigating officer for U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West, J.C. Smith, 25 was in a harness and working near the top of the schooner’s mast when the accident occurred at approximately 9:00 a.m. last Tuesday. At the time, the Appledore was tied up at the wharf, with Smith and 2 other crew members onboard.

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