Marion Irving De Cruz: Boating Safety Advocate Dead

Marion Irving deCruz accepts award from US Coast Guard
Marion Irving deCruz accepts an award from the United States Coast GuardUS Coast Guard Photo

Founder of Stop Propeller Injuries Now (SPIN) and a true champion for many, many years advocating the use of engine cutoff switches and other measures to mitigate propeller strike injuries, Marion Irving deCruz died after a battle with cancer.

She was affectionately known as, Emilio's Mom.

Last year, she was honored with a prestigious U.S. Coast Guard award for her years of service to the boating safety community. Boating Magazine extends its condolences to her family, friends, and the boating safety community. Read About The Boating Safety Work of Marion Irving deCruz