Jacksonville man dies in boating accident off Little Talbot Island State Park
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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A Jacksonville resident died Tuesday afternoon in a boating accident off Little Talbot Island State Park.
Charles W. Catanese (DOB 06/12/42) was pulled from the surf at 1:55 p.m., according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators.
Catanese and Dexton Manor (DOB 10/02/64), from Atlantic Beach, were fishing just outside the surf off the state park when a large wave overturned their vessel, according to officials.
Both men were ejected into the water. Manor was able to grab a life vest from the water and swim to shore. Catanese was pulled from the surf and pronounced dead at the scene.
The boat was a 2008 18-foot Duracraft center console.
The FWC is continuing the investigation.