Fisher is in critical condition after he and two friends were pulled out of the water by the current on Friday afternoon near their Fisher Auto Parts store in North Carolina.
Fisher and his friends were fishing for live bass when they encountered a current, according to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Protection.
Fisher was taken to the emergency room in Wilmington, North Carolina, and died from the injuries he sustained, according with a news release from the department.
The dive team was able to revive Fisher with CPR and resuscitate him, the agency said.
Fisher is survived by his wife and children, according the release.
Fisher’s body was taken Sunday afternoon to the county morgue for autopsies.
Fisher, who was 47, and two other men, Robert Fisher and Jerry Lassiter, were pulled from the water around 3 p.m. by a diver who saw a current in the water, the release said.
The divers were unable to pull Fisher out because of his injury and CPR was not successful, the DEP said.
Three other men were also taken to North Carolina Memorial Medical Center.
“Bobby Fisher’s friends are safe and recovered, and we are all deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Bobby Fisher,” the release stated.
Fisher had been diving with his son in the Fisher Auto parts store near the town of Oconee, near Charlotte, North Caro.
He had been a father of two children.
Fisher posted a video on Facebook Sunday of his son’s rescue.
“My son, Bobby Fisher, was pulled from my boat by a diving buddy, his son Bobby Fisher.
They say he died from his injuries,” Fisher wrote.
“I am a father and a grandfather.
I know that he was going to be the happiest dad ever.
I am devastated.
I just want to say I love him and I am so blessed to have known him.
I wish him nothing but the best.”