Capt. Tom" Henry already was a popular and accomplished charter boat captain for two decades when he was fatally injured this weekend in a freak accident at the Jupiter Inlet.
"He's a legend now," longtime friend and fellow charter captain Louis A. Mauro said today.
Henry, 61, of Jupiter, died this afternoon from injuries suffered when he fell off his charter boat, the Waterdog, at midday Friday, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Gabriella Ferraro confirmed.
Henry had been pulled out of the water by Palm Beach County lifeguards and taken to St. Mary's Medical Center.
One mate and five clients also were aboard but were not hurt, Ferraro said Friday.
She said the incident still is under investigation, but heavy surf and very rough water conditions were reported at the time.
Jason Cardenale of Samana Expert Fishing Charters, also based at Jupite
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