UPDATE: Diving instructor found dead

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Paul Roos, the owner of Jolly Dive and Jolly Harbour resident, was found dead in water this morning at his marina that houses two of his boats.

Roos, described as being in his seventies, was found, in the water, by a close family friend who immediately jumped into the water in an attempt to rescue him. A small group of friends shortly arrived on scene and they began making attempts to resuscitate the lifeless Roos.

Emergency Medical Service (EMS) technicians soon arrived on scene and their subsequent attempts at resuscitation also proved futile. The EMS took note of a fresh gash on his head, but it still yet unknown as to its cause or it played any part in his subsequent passing.

Roos family and friends said that he had simply been out on his routine walk of his two dogs early that morning.

Roos was pronounced dead and his body was taken by the Barnes funeral home.

Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.

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  1. OMG there are no words heart is heavy…. Hugs and R.I.P. our good man… You were and always will
    be loved!!! Cornelia if there is anything you need please contact us….

  2. As former Jolly residents we , like others, were well acquainted with Paul. Each morning as he took Diving Belle II down the canal he always offered a friendly greeting and a wave. Our thoughts, prayers, and sincere condolences are extended to to Cornelia and to Paul’s family. Rest in Peace.

  3. Cornelia – I’m so sorry for your loss. After a 2 year hiatus, we are scheduled to arrive in early March and was looking forward to Paul’s pink shirts diving excursion. I’m speechless and can only imagine your pain. Paul and I shared the same Gemini values and birthday itself. My sympathies to you and all those around you. Blessings from TORONTO, Canada.

  4. I have dived with Jolly Dive and Paul several times over the past15 years. We are coming to Jolly Harbour again in March and i was looking forward to diving with him again. Very sad news and sincere condolences to all.
    RIP Paul.
    Ken Smith, Somerset, UK

  5. Very very sad news to hear, I had wonderfull dive trips and conversations with Paul and Dino&Dianne in the past (1991-1994). I hope he rest in peace and I wish his family and dear friends all the strenght the need. RIP my old friend, Cees from Amsterdam


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