Friday, July 3, 2020

Local Woman Killed in Boat Fire Off Santa Cruz Island

On Thursday, September 5, a celebration of life and fundraising event is planned at Nicky Rottens, 100 Orange Ave, Coronado, beginning at 6pm. Details from Nicky Rottens:
To support the fundraising efforts of the devastating loss of Nicole Quitasol and family members, our team has set up a celebration of life Thursday night at 6pm here at Nicky Rottens. We hope you’ll join us, and/or also visit the link in our profile to share/donate towards the funeral expenses of Nicole and her family. Please keep her mother and extended family in your prayers.


Relatives and co-workers of Nicole Quitasol have confirmed that Nicole and four of her immediate family members died when their diving boat, Conception, caught fire off Santa Cruz Island. In total, 34 people are presumed to have died in the tragic boat fire.

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Nicole Quitasol worked at Coronado’s Nicky Rottens Bar & Burger Joint.  The following was shared by her manager, Bryn Butolph, on the restaurant’s Facebook page along with a link to support the family:

It’s with great sorrow that I share the news of one of our dearly loved employees of Nicky Rottens Bar & Burger Joint, Nicole Quitasol and 4 of her family members passed away tragically in the recent Santa Cruz boat fire. With the blessing of her mother Susana Solano Rosas we have setup this fundraiser to help with the funerals for all 5 family members. We ask that you keep their family in your prayers, share this if you can and also donate if you’re able to. Nicole was such a smart, loving, energetic and adventurous soul. She will be greatly missed.

Donate:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/quitasolfamilytragedy

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