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Jacob Nicol, who suffered severe injuries after a fall while working over the side on M/Y Kibo two years ago, died on June 7, according to a Facebook post from his family.

Mr. Nicol was 3rd assistant engineer on the 265-foot Abeking & Rasmussen when he fell into the water on May 3, 2015, in Palma, Spain. He was recovered from the water and given CPR by the crew before being transported to a hospital, according to the yacht’s management company, Y.CO. Mr. Nicol, who was 22 at the time of the incident, sustained brain damage and had been in treatment ever since. A private funeral has been scheduled, according to a post from the family.

Eng. Jacob Nicol. Photo from Facebook.com

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