If I hadn't seen the pics, I'd call it a fish tail. Pics are credited to Stuart Browning, who captured the incident as it happened. Link is to story on the Palm Beach Post. I'm copying editorial to YF
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By Julius Whigham II; Palm Beach Post Staff Writer |
Posted: 6:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, 2010
A man is in critical condition after falling off a charter boat and nearly drowning in the Jupiter Inlet today.
Thomas Henry, captain of the Water Dog charter boat, was thrown overboard around 12:30 p.m., Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Gabriella Ferraro said.
The cause of the incident is still under investigation. But there was heavy surf and very rough water conditions at the time, Ferraro said.
Henry, 61, of Jupiter, was pulled out of the water by Palm Beach County lifeguards. He was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center.
One mate and five customers were also aboard at the time, but no one else was injured, Ferraro said.