The Cozumel community lost a great treasure last week, when Dr. Fernando Senties Nieto,  a General Practitioner with a specialty in Psychology and a Master of Diving and Hyperbaric Oxygen Medicine, was tragically lost in a plane crash just off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  Dr. Senties, or Dr. Chey, as he was known, was on a medical transport flight that was returning to Cozumel. Also on board with Dr. Chey was nurse Mariana Gonzalez Isunza and pilots Jose Hiram Galvan De Lao and Jose Buendia Moreno.

Although he was only 33, Chey was an active member of the Cozumel community, having spent the majority of his life here.  He was a triathlon athlete, a newlywed, and was known for his sense of humor and kind manner.  Additionally, Dr. Chey also taught biology at a local school and wrote a 4-part series entitled “The ABCDs of Dengue.”

Earlier this week, a mass was held to celebrate his life, followed by an open house at the Hotel Playa Azul.  Services for  Mariana Gonzalez Isunza also took place earlier this week.

The staff of Cozumel 4 You would like to extend our deepest sympathies for all of those affected by this tragic loss.


This story originally appeared in the weekly Cozumel 4 You NEWS – the island’s number one source of positive information about our island!  Be sure and subscribe to the weekly NEWS to find out all the island events!…

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  1. lavachickie 8 years ago

    Oh, no! I just stumbled across this as I look for info about what’s gone on in Cozumel since we were last there January 2013. So sad — he fixed me up from a minor injury in 2012, and I enjoyed his humor greatly. What a loss. Prayers for his family.

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