Published: Aug 23, 2010 3:49 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 23, 2010 12:49 PM EDT

LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida man is dead after falling into a canal while fishing.

Fifty-seven-year-old Oscar Battle Jr. was fishing in a canal in Lauderhill Saturday morning when authorities say he reached for some bait he had dropped in the water and fell in.

His wife and two other relatives were fishing nearby.

A dive rescue team responded to the scene and located Battle about 20 minutes later.

Authorities said he was taken to Florida Medical Center but he could not be resuscitated.