This previous week, Canadian filmmaker and marine biologist Rob Stewart was reported lacking after he set off on a deep sea scuba diving expedition. Stewart’s physique was recovered late Friday. The documentarian was 37 on the time of his passing.
Stewart’s physique was recovered simply off the Florida Keys by the U.S. Coast Guard, in accordance with Selection. The person had set off on a deep sea scuba diving journey this previous Tuesday. His purpose was to go to and survey the wreckage of the Queen of Nassau. He had been engaged on a sequel to his well-liked documentary Sharkwater on the time of his disappearance.
The Coast Guard had solicited volunteer assist in discovering Stewart earlier within the week, with a rescue operation in full impact on the time the physique was found. Distributor D Movies was additionally serving to to trace Rob down. The corporate had been working with Steward and regarded him a ‘expensive good friend’. A tweet despatched out by D Movies known as for anybody out there to assist with the search and rescue, sending out this message.
“When you’ve got a ship with searchlights, please assist.”
Rob Stewart is maybe greatest recognized for his well-liked Sharkwater documentary, which debuted in 2006. He produced and directed the film, a critically-acclaimed conservation movie that helped get shark finning banned on a world scale. The documentary had its premiere on the Toronto Movie Competition and gained 31 awards internationally. He would later go onto direct Revolution. It expanded the dialog of at-risk ecosystems. And it helped expose among the threats posed to the world environmentally. It additionally explored what younger folks might do to assist resolve these issues. Rob’s household posted the next message on his official Sharkwater website shortly after the physique was recovered.
“Rob has been discovered, peacefully within the ocean. There are not any phrases. We’re so deeply grateful to everybody who helped search, and joyful that Rob handed whereas doing what he beloved. We’re engaged on how greatest to honour his unimaginable work. The Stewart household kindly asks that they’re given some non-public time to grieve. Thanks everybody.”
Rob was a longtime swimmer and scuba diver, having adjusted to the water pretty rapidly as a toddler. He studied biology at College of Western Ontario, going onto additionally examine zoology and marine biology in Kenya and Jamaica. Right now no reason for dying has been introduced.