Nathaniel Kuhlman’s Tragic Death: The Details Behind His Fatal Water Skiing Accident

Last Updated on November 2, 2023, 5:57 am

A new-wed 25-year-old died three days after the wedding on his honeymoon.

Nate Kuhlman Steubenville
Nate Kuhlman (Image via Facebook)

Nathaniel Kuhlman, a 25-year-old resident of Steubenville, Ohio, died in a skiing accident in Saint Lucia, Caribbean, on October 29, 2023. He was on his honeymoon with his wife Mariana, whom he married three days earlier. His tragic, untimely death has left his family devastated and friends and community in shock and grief.

Who was Nathaniel Kuhlman?

Nathaniel Kuhlman was a resident of Steubenville, Ohio. He was originally from Oldsmar, Florida. He is the son of Heather and Gordon Kuhlman. He graduated from East Lake High School in 2016. He studied Business Administration at the University of Steubenville in Ohio and graduated in 2020.
According to the sources, he met his wife at the university, and both graduated from the Franciscan University. They were engaged in 2022 and married on October 26, 2023, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Tampa, Florida.

Nathaniel worked as a financial analyst for a consulting firm in Tampa. His peers describe him as a kind, compassionate, and adventurous spirit. He was a loving son, a cherished husband, and a loyal friend to many. He was the embodiment of positivity and joy.

What happened to Nathaniel Kuhlman?

He died in a water skiing accident in Saint Lucia, Caribbean, on October 29, 2023. He was on his honeymoon with his wife, Marian, at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian Resort. They decided to go water skiing on the beach for their vocational activities.

Nathaniel was behind the boat on a pair of skis when he tragically met with an accident and fell into the water. He was wearing a life jacket but did not resurface. The coast guard was alerted when the boat driver and other staff failed to find him.

After several hours of search, his body was recovered from the water by the coast guard. He was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is to be done to determine the cause of death. It is believed he either suffered a head injury or was the victim of a drowning incident.

A GoFundMe page has been established

A GoFundMe page has been established to help the family cover the funeral costs and travel expenses for the family, who flew to Saint Lucia as soon as they received the devastating news, where his wife, Mariana, was taken to hospital for medical attention and emotional support. The goal has been set at 50,000 dollars. Over 38,000 dollars have been raised so far. More donations are being made.

Obituary and Funeral

Nate Kuhlman’s family will release an obituary and provide funeral details in the coming days. They are currently healing from their immense loss. All are requested to respect their mourning and allow them time to recover from their time of bereavement.

We offer our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends. May they find strength to get through this difficult time.


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