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Man pulled from Intracoastal Waterway in Lantana dies

Posted at 4:19 PM, Jul 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-16 18:21:31-04

A man is dead after trying to retrieve his fishing net from Intracoastal Waterway in Lantana.

41-year-old Jin Bo Qiu was throwing a cast net from the pier at the Lantana bridge when it either snagged or came off his wrist, according to police.

Bystanders said he drifted with the current and went under, coming up only one more time to scream for help.

"I did see him when they brought him up to the surface and to think that he jumped in over a $20 net, it’s sad," said witness Mark Anthony Croce.  

Police and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded to the scene and eventually found the man. He was transported to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.