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A Gulf of Mexico boat captain has committed suicide after losing his livelihood because of the BP oil spill. Police say the victim died of an apparent suicide by gunshot.
55-year-old William Kruse was found dead aboard his boat earlier this week. Kruse had been a charter boat fisherman sailing out of Gulf Shores, Alabama for more than 20 years.
He had recently started to regain his financial footing which had been lost in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. But the BP oil spill destroyed all that.
Kruse had taken a temporary job in the employ of the oil giant cleaning up tar balls along the beach.