Man dies while cast fishing

-A A +A

   A Newberry man casting for fish in the Suwannee died after becoming entangled in the cast net he was using off a dock.
   The Dixie County Sheriff's Office said the family of Chad Eric Holder, 36, reported finding his body in a canal behind their residence on Saturday, Oct. 14.
   Holder and some of the family were staying at the home on Friday night when he left to cast-net. When they looked for him later he wasn’t outside, and they assumed he walked to town as he had done on previous occasions.  The family told deputies on Saturday morning they looked for Holder and had no idea where he had gone.  It wasn’t until the tide went out that they discovered Holder entangled in the cast net and rope that was attached to the net and tied to the dock.
The preliminary investigation appears as though Holder possibly lost his balance and fell into the water as he was attempting to cast, according to the Sheriff's Office press release. An autopsy was performed at the 8th District Medical Examiner’s Office in Gainesville and the results are pending at this time.

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Chiefland Citizen, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Chiefland Citizen and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:

Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

Chiefland Citizen | circulation@chieflandcitizen.com | 352-493-4796
624 W Park Avenue, Chiefland, FL 32626
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday