POMPANO BEACH (CBS4) – Thursday afternoon’s stormy weather proved deadly for a boater off the shores of Pompano Beach.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office says two fisherman were about 1 1/2 miles off-shore when the storm caught them by surprise.READ MORE: Be Prepared: Florida's Hurricane Sales Tax Holiday Begins Saturday
The powerful wind and choppy water capsized the 13 ft. boat, throwing the men into the water.READ MORE: Condo Reform Measure Introduced During Florida Special Session On Property Insurance
Official say neither of them were wearing life jackets and were not good swimmers.
The surviving man was able to cling to the boat until a passing boat came to his aid. The other fisherman was not able to hold on to the side of the boat and he eventually slipped under the water. His body was found by boaters near just north of the Hillsboro Inlet a short time later.MORE NEWS: Broward Dive Rescue Teams Come Together To Investigate, Recover Sunken Vehicles From Deerfield Beach Lake
The identity of the deceased has not been released pending notification of family.