Fisherman missing in Intracoastal

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A fisherman was swept away in the water Sunday while trying to untangle a net. It happened near the Southern Boulevard Bridge in West Palm Beach.

The sheriff's office went all out using helicopters, boats, divers to try and find the missing fisherman.

The victim is identified by the Palm Beach Post as Amicar Morales. His friends say he had been fishing near the Southern Boulevard Causeway when he went into the Intracoastal to free a tangled fishing net. He never re-surfaced.

The air and water search started by the bridge, and then moved north because of strong currents.

The search started backup this morning; however, at this point, crews don't believe the man is still alive.