Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Madeira Beach Fire Department
Osman Pehlivanovic (Deceased)
Sergeant Greg Horton
Date of Hire: 05/22/2006
Denise McCoy (Good Samaritan)
Soraya Savage (Good Samaritan)
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.
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