NR 16-75 Sheriff’s Office Investigates Bicycle Mishap Death

November 30, 2016 - 3:52 pm Author: Category:

16-75On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Bayview Drive and Royal Palm Avenue, Indian Harbor Beach, regarding a male on the ground with an apparent head injury.

A concerned citizen called 911 after seeing the male on the ground. Deputies located 51-year-old David Kervin, of Indian Harbor Beach, who appeared to be involved in an isolated incident involving a bicycle mishap.

There was no evidence that any vehicles were involved. A small turtle was observed in the area where Mr. Kervin had been traveling. The turtle had a small crack in the bottom of the shell, which could suggest Mr. Kervin possibly had contact with the turtle causing him to lose control of his bicycle. The turtle’s injuries were not life threatening and it was returned to its natural habitat.

An autopsy was conducted by the Medical Examiner’s Office and the injuries are consistent with the decedent accidentally falling from the bicycle.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact Agent Deavers of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit via the Sheriff’s Office Communications Center at (321) 633-7162, or CRIMELINE at 1-800- 423-TIPS (8477), you can also visit, or text ‘crimeline’ plus your tip to CRIME (274637). All information to CRIMELINE is confidential and you may be eligible for a reward.

For additional information regarding this media release, please contact Corporal Dave Jacobs at (321) 747-9780 or by email at