Death Investigation

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau

Madeira Beach Fire Department

Osman Pehlivanovic (Deceased)
DOB: 11/02/1947

Sergeant Greg Horton
Age: 39
Date of Hire: 05/22/2006

Denise McCoy (Good Samaritan)
DOB: 03/14/1966

Soraya Savage (Good Samaritan)
DOB: 07/01/1982

Pinellas deputies are investigating the drowning of an 71-year-old man in Madeira Beach.

The incident occurred at about 12:39 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

The incident occurred at the Madeira Beach Access County Park, located at 14400 Gulf Boulevard in Madeira Beach.

At about 12:39 p.m. on June 8, 2019, deputies responded to the Madeira Beach Access County Park located at 14400 Gulf Boulevard, after receiving a report of people yelling for help on the beach.

Upon arriving on-scene, deputies observed citizens carrying 71-year-old Osman Pehlivanovic, out of the water. Deputies were informed that Pehlivanovic entered the water to assist his 12-year-old grandson in the high surf, when he became unresponsive.

Sergeant Horton, and two citizens, 53-year-old Denise McCoy and 36-year-old Soraya Savage, performed Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on Pehlivanovic until Madeira Beach Fire Department arrived to assume medical care.

Pehlivanovic was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The 12-year-old grandson was uninjured.

The incident does not appear suspicious.

The investigation continues.

Posted by Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:50:00 PM Categories: Death Investigations

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