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A 44-Year-Old Man Is Found Dead in a Hot Tub in Palm Coast’s F-Section

| March 3, 2014

hot-tub-fatalityRobert Brewer, a 44-year-old resident of Forrester Place in Palm Coast, was found dead in a hot tub at his home the morning of Feb. 27, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office reported. Nothing suspicious was found in the immediate area of the pool, and no foul play is suspected.

Deputies were called to the house at 4:30 that Thursday morning and helped the victim’s wife, Raphaela Brewer, pull Robert out of the hot tub and administer CPR. A paramedic pronounced Robert dead at 4:44 a.m.

The night before, Raphaela told deputies, the couple had gone to dinner at European Village around 6:00 p.m. and had some wine. Raphaela told deputies she last saw her husband alive around 9 p.m. “when he came into the bedroom and kissed her goodnight as she was lying down to go to sleep,” the sheriff’s report states. “Raphaela stated that she woke up around 4:30 a.m. and noticed Robert was not in bed, so she went to look for him finding him face down in the hot tub not moving.”

Deputies investigating the scene did not observe any alcohol anywhere in the area near Robert’s body. Kent Halloway from the Medical Examiner’s Office was contacted
because Robert did not have a local doctor. The body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy.

The Brewers listed their permanent address as Sterling Heights, Mich.

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5 Responses for “A 44-Year-Old Man Is Found Dead in a Hot Tub in Palm Coast’s F-Section”

  1. THE VOICE OF REASON says:

    Story says they had wine with dinner. Didn’t say how much, but let’s speculate he drank his share, half a bottle.

    Found that out the hard way about that mix 35 years ago when I lived in Texas. We were drinking hard and soaking in the hot tub. One of my friends passed out and slipped under the water, filling his lungs before the rest of us drunkards could wrestle him out of the water.

    Turns out alcohol (even just a few drinks) has some of the same effects on the body as the hot tub. The doctor at the time told us both dehydrate you, raise your body temperature and expand your blood vessels. This can lead to exhaustion, dizzyness, weakness and heart palpitations.

    Can be a dangerous combination.

    [Note: the police report specifies, as should have the story, that the couple shared a bottle of wine over dinner, but that Mr. Brewer had about three-quarters of it.–FL]

  2. Wolley Segap says:

    sad story…poor wife.

  3. Agnese says:

    So sorry to hear, my heart goes out to Mrs Brewer.

  4. Jennifer says:

    What a terrible and very sad story. Tragic for him, horrific for his wife. May God bless him in heaven.

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