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Any Info about the boat Accident/ Death Picnic Island

Today near Picnic Island from what I hear on the Ch# 2 News @ 6:00 PM A fellow boater was throwing the cast net and fell over board ,but he did manage to get back to the boat with injuries and CPR was performed etc. he was with a girlfriend . The fellow died from what I understand. Very sad news . and I am Not sure of details of what really happened? ?? God Bless all Involved.

A man died Thursday after falling into the water near Picnic Island.

According to FWC, the man and a woman were on board a 17-foot Sea Pro boat and drifted into a channel marker.

The man was throwing a cast net from the bow and fell into the water while not wearing a life jacket. The 68-year-old man made it back to the boat and CPR was performed, according to FWC.

The woman is described as the man's long-time girlfriend. Neither has been identified.


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