A shrimper died in a fall from a boat in the Gulf of Mexico this week. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the fifty-eight-year-old man was working as a deckhand on the twenty-six -foot long commercial fishing vessel when he fell into the water.
The seas were rough at the time of the accident. The owner of the boat was unable to rescue the unresponsive deckhand. There were only two people on the boat at the time of the incident. The owner of the vessel managed to retrieve the victim’s body from the water, and took the boat to shore, where paramedics intervened.