Another update: Seacrest diving-accident victim has died

Another update tonight from West Seattleite Lila Tran, the sister of 30-year-old Duy Tran, pulled from almost 100 feet of water near Seacrest after a diving accident last Saturday: Lila says Duy died last night. She has posted about it on her blog, along with a thanks to the man who “literally risked his life” to rescue Duy after something went wrong, and she also thanks WSB readers for the kindness they have shown in the comments on our three previous reports since the Saturday tragedy. The family photos on her site include one with her, her brother, and their siblings while they were growing up in Vietnam, and the observation:

Looking at this picture, I realize that death has taught me to respect and treasure every moment that is spent with those you love because one day they may pass away and you will never get that chance to tell them how much you really love them.

Also in her post, a PayPal link for anyone who wishes to help with the medical bills of the past week as well as funeral costs (here’s a direct link). Mr. Tran is the second diver to die after an accident in that area this year; the first was Josh Magee in January.

9 Replies to "Another update: Seacrest diving-accident victim has died"

  • EPL November 7, 2008 (9:04 pm)

    I’m so bummed. I wondered how the guys were doing. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • mellaw6565 November 7, 2008 (9:05 pm)

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

  • Jeannie November 8, 2008 (1:45 am)

    I am so sorry to hear this. My condolences to you and your family.

  • Jeannie November 8, 2008 (1:50 am)

    P.S. I just looked at the photos on Lila’s blog. The pictures of Duy Tran as a child show he was a sweet, intelligent, happy, and loving little boy.

  • GB November 8, 2008 (8:32 am)

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mr Tran

  • C.A. November 8, 2008 (9:16 am)

    I am so very sorry to read of his tragic passing. He sounded like a truly wonderful brother, father and friend. My sincerest condolences. Rest in peace, Duy.

  • sb November 8, 2008 (10:49 am)

    So very sad to hear this. Our deepest condolences to the family.

  • miws November 8, 2008 (12:18 pm)

    My condolences to the Tran family.



  • indaknow November 8, 2008 (8:02 pm)

    I am so very saddened to hear about the death of Duy. I pray that his family and friends feel comforted by the outpouring of love and well-wishes heading their way. The following is something that comforted me greatly when my 30 year-old brother suddenly died last fall and my mind was flooded with thoughts and memories of him constantly. I hope it helps in some tiny way…
    “Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well.”

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