June 25th, 2010
01:01 PM ET
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. mike k

    God Bless this man.

    June 26, 2010 at 4:08 am |
  2. Lori

    I keep the family in my prayers. It is so horrible what the workers in the gulf are being put through, imagine if you made your living in those waters and through no fault of your own your way of making a living is wiped off the map. I can't even comprehend the gut wrenching panic I would feel if that were happening to me. BP keeps bragging about how many claims they have processed to date, that is of very little comfort to the many many families who probably don't have food or shelter.

    June 26, 2010 at 12:10 am |
  3. Lisa in Louisville

    My deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Kruse. My prayers are with you.

    June 25, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  4. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    What kind of damage will this oil leak cause if left at its full potential for possibly 5 to 6 days from this tropical storm and what is the figure on the amount of oil that will be dispersed .

    June 25, 2010 at 9:25 pm |
  5. TJ

    It's so very sad to see the devastation in the Gulf from a distance.I can't imagine the pain of someone who works and loves those waters on a daily basis. My heart goes out to this man and the family he left behind.

    June 25, 2010 at 8:46 pm |
  6. Annie Kate

    My sincere condolences go out to Mr. Kruse's family and friends. I hope there are some therapists down in the Gulf area to help these people with more constructive ways to deal with their stress and depression and to help the families of those who like Mr. Kruse feel like life is no longer worth living and so end their lives.

    The oil spill is much more than an assault on the ocean and the environment and on business. It is an assault on a way of life – the way of life that defines these people who fish and charter their boats for sports fishing to visiting tourists. When you have done and enjoyed something like this for as long as you can remember and then its gone virtually overnight, the future looks very bleak and frightening. The cost of the oil spill in the end in human terms will be incalculable.

    June 25, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  7. MA Moore

    Sending love & prayers to all those affected by the oil spill. Stop the drilling, stop the madness!

    June 25, 2010 at 4:23 pm |
  8. Donna

    The depression and depair is palpable all along the affected spill areas. There needs to be a crisis line set up with referrals to qualified mental help professionals, and tips for coping reported in the news very frequently!

    June 25, 2010 at 3:25 pm |
  9. John Z, Spanish Fort, AL

    I live close to Gulf Shores, AL and a lot of family members from Western NY came here to the beach for my 50th b-day in April of 2004.
    We charted a day out fishing with Capt. Al. He was such a nice and fun guy, very good with all my family and especially the kids.
    We are all so very sad to hear this news.
    May people keep his family and all those impacted by this oil disaster in their prayers.

    June 25, 2010 at 2:51 pm |
  10. Nelson

    Just sad. Bp should be put out of buisness when this is all over.

    June 25, 2010 at 1:47 pm |
  11. Vicky, Ottawa

    Sincere condolances to Mr. Kruse's family and friends. Even resilient people can manage stresses of such enormity for only so long. Hopefully this story can prevent similar tragedies. We could expect an increase in stress-related illness and suicide, and I'm wondering what additional supports are available in the community for other people with feelings of hopelessness. When is there going to be more of a sense of urgency in supporting and helping people impacted by this and previous disasters in the Gulf from those who are truly in charge?

    June 25, 2010 at 1:43 pm |