Help snowballs for stricken local charter boat captain

Capt. Sean Black survived a ‘massive’ heart attack Oct. 16, and now friends and associates are rallying to help

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  • It is hoped Black himself will make an appearance at the fund-raiser
Capt. Sean Black.

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Capt. Sean Black.

A man is down, but it hasn’t taken his friends and associates long to organizer a fund-raiser to help him back to his feet.

Boat charter captain Sean Black, 43, suffered what has been described as a “massive” heart attack Oct. 16 after complaining of chest pains to his wife Barbara.

The attack took place after she drove him to a local hospital, where doctors and staff were able to act quickly to save his life.

Planned for this Saturday, Oct. 24 at Jack’s Lookout in Marco River Marina is a 2 to 6 p.m. hog roast and fish fry, with raffles and assorted other attractions to raise money to help Black.

“He’s lost a lot of charters just this week,” said Barbie Haas, who works with Barbara Black at Jack’s Lookout.

Black captains his boat, Black Coral, with Say What Charters out of the marina.

Haas said Black has been operating his charter business for “many” years, and that he is a popular fishing guide who draws many repeat customers throughout the year.

It is hoped Black himself will make an appearance at the fund-raiser.

Call 394-5944 for more information. Cash, checks and raffle prize donations are being accepted at Jack’s Lookout on Bald Eagle Drive on the way to Olde Marco.

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