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12-173 Deputies Respond To Drowning In Palm Harbor

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau

East Lake Fire Rescue

Barbara Reid (Drowning Victim)
DOB: 09/27/1928
Address: 3198 Edgemoor Drive, Palm Harbor

Joseph Reid (Victim’s Husband)
DOB: 09/12/1928
Address: 3198 Edgemoor Drive, Palm Harbor

Deputies responded to a drowning at a private residence in Palm Harbor. The victim, 83-year old Barbara Reid, was found floating in the pool by her husband.

Deputies responded to the incident at about 10:38 a.m. on Friday, July 13, 2012.

The incident occurred at a private residence located at 3198 Edgemoor Drive in Palm Harbor.

According to deputies, 83, year-old Barbara Reid woke up at about 8:00 a.m. on July 13th, did a load of laundry and then advised her husband that she would be going for a swim in their pool. When her husband, 83-year-old Joseph Reid came out by the pool at about 9:00 a.m., he discovered his wife floating face down.

He pulled her out of the water and called 911.

Eastlake Fire Department responded. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies say the drowning appears to be accidental, possibly health related.

The Medical Examiners Office will determine the cause and manner of death.

The investigation continues.

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